Beyond Lockdown: the ‘pandemic scar’ on young people – European Youth Forum

This report from the European Youth Forum examines the deep social, economic, and also mental health challenges young people are facing as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. It analyses how the pandemic and lockdown measures have already severely affected young people’s work and income, education and learning, and mental health and wellbeing. This research... Read more

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Life in Lockdown: An Extrovert’s Quest for Wellbeing

Another lockdown, another set of restrictions. It’s enough to make you start singing Shannon Noll’s ‘What About Me’ interspersed with ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen, with a good helping of ‘Just Keep Swimming,’ courtesy of Dory from Finding Nemo. As a resident Melburnian, these songs have all had their time in the spotlight of my mind. So,... Read more

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Investing in women is key to post-pandemic recovery

An updated McKinsey Global Institute Report warns that not taking gender-responsive actions during the pandemic could lead to a $1 trillion loss in global GDP by 2030.Australia is working with regional partners where 75%-90% of market vendors are women to install sanitation and safety equipment to limit the spread of COVID-19.As companies seek to find... Read more