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Tlaleng Mofokeng

Tlaleng Mofokeng

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Tlaleng Mofokeng, a member of the Commission for Gender Equality in South Africa, is UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and the author of Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure

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  1. Decolonizing Public Health
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    Decolonizing Public Health

    Jun 30, 2021 Tlaleng Mofokeng describes the pillars of an anti-racist, anti-sexist approach during the pandemic and beyond.

  2. A Safe Retreat from the War on Drugs
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    A Safe Retreat from the War on Drugs

    Nov 11, 2020 Tlaleng Mofokeng applauds Oregon's decriminalization of drugs and advocates harm-reduction strategies like needle exchanges.

  3. An Interview with Tlaleng Mofokeng
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    An Interview with Tlaleng Mofokeng

    Aug 25, 2020 Tlaleng Mofokeng underscores the need to decolonize global health funding, identifies her main goal as UN Special Rapporteur for Health, and shares the firsthand experiences that motivate her work.

  4. Violence Against Women Is Blocking Development
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    Violence Against Women Is Blocking Development

    Feb 21, 2020 Tlaleng Mofokeng highlights the effects of countries' failure to provide essential services to victims of gender-based crime.

  5. Ending America’s Global War on Reproductive Freedom
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    Ending America’s Global War on Reproductive Freedom

    Jul 3, 2018 Tlaleng Mofokeng says the Trump administration’s anti-abortion crusade is hurting women in South Africa and far beyond.

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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

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    In a world of giants, the EU and Mercosur together represent just 10% of the world’s population and 20% of global GDP. If either wants to wield global influence, it needs the other, making the EU-Mercosur trade agreement a strategic imperative.

    urge European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.
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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.

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