Equal Pay International Coalition calls to prioritize pay equity in COVID-19 recovery with support from Megan Rapinoe

To mark the first International Equal Pay Day, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) called all leaders to take necessary steps to ensure pay equity is at the heart of COVID-19 recovery efforts worldwide.  Led by the OECD, ILO and UN Women, EPIC brings together a diverse set of actors and expertise to support governments, employers, workers, and their organisations to make concrete and co-ordinated progress to achieve equal pay for women and men everywhere. COVID-19 has made visible that our economies and societies are built upon the essential, and often undervalued or unpaid labour of women…

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Wells Fargo Gives $1 Million in Scholarships to Bridge Financial Gaps Faced by Students Amidst COVID-19

Students dedicated to making a positive difference in the world offer the greatest hope for the future, but for many their plans are threatened due to the unexpected financial gap posed by COVID-19 – sometimes prohibiting them from continuing and completing college. Wells Fargo wants to help close that gap by launching the Wells Fargo Student Impact Scholarship. This new initiative will provide 200 students with $5,000 each – funds that could help them cover various costs for their instruction and potentially make the difference in being able to continue…

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COVID-19 set to take $400 billion from global battle against poverty by 2021

Developing countries will have at least $400 billion less to spend on sustainable development including access to safe water, healthcare and education during this year and next due to the impact of COVID-19, according to a new report from End Water Poverty and WaterAid.    With less than a decade to go to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to eradicate extreme poverty, progress will stall – and in many cases reverse – when faced with the dual crises of COVID-19 and climate change, unless urgent action is taken.   Domestic resources…

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Catalyst & The National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response

We’re helping charities develop solutions to their data, design and digital challenges to delivering essential services, so that they can better support people and communities affected by COVID-19. The COVID-19 Digital Response is being delivered by CAST on behalf of the Catalyst network, and is being funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. It will help address urgent issues which affect the most vulnerable. Around £1.75 million will be made available in direct grants to nonprofits. This fund is aimed at enabling networks of charitable organisations to develop their digital, data…

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Nominet launches ‘Reboot’ to help get the UK online during Covid-19

Nominet has launched Reboot, an interactive platform with a step by step guide to help community organisations and schools provide digital access to vulnerable groups and disconnected students, by helping them access and repurpose unused devices in an efficient and cost effective way. Reboot is a follow-up to ‘DevicesDotNow’, an emergency appeal in response to COVID-19. To date over 2,500 devices have been distributed to those in need with a further 7,500 secured. DevicesDotNow brought together Nominet, Accenture, Good Things Foundation and others as part of a coalition led by…

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