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Paula Dupraz-Dobias

Paula Dupraz-Dobias is an award-winning investigative journalist and news and documentary producer with over 30 years of experience in all forms of media in Europe, North America and South America. She is based in Switzerland, but works regularly in Peru and the United States.



What happened to the emergency UN money promised for gender-based violence?

Twelve months ago, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned of a “shadow pandemic” of violence against women – a neglected by-product of COVID-19 lockdown measures – and the world body announced it was releasing emergency funds to fight the scourge globally. But if the more intense media coverage helped to generate a greater awareness of the problem, it is yet to translate into a significant jolt in funding for those at the sharp end. It has been more than a year since Guterres made that speech, and many victims of gender-based violence have seen no tangible change in support.

Is Switzerland still a credible climate negotiator?

Six years after the Paris climate agreement was signed, Switzerland has had to backtrack on some of the more ambitious goals it had set on climate change mitigation. At the COP26 summit, nonetheless, it has advocated hard for its model of a carbon offset mechanism elaborated in treaties with a handful of developing countries. But is the Alpine nation still legitimate as a negotiator ? This content was published on November 12, 2021 - 14:00 Heckled as she left a press conference on Thursday by

How Cubans are helping Cubans in need of food and medicine

Pedro Valdés was born in the small village of San Juan y Martínez, in one of Cuba’s poorest provinces, four hours from Havana. The 68-year-old farmer was in the capital city only once: as a child to greet the guerrilla fighters following the 1959 revolution. Valdés said he loved everything that followed: literacy programmes and free education; agrarian reform; social support for the elderly and disabled; and access to healthcare. He vowed never to leave Cuba.
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