The first thing that strikes me about the 56th session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) is how strange it seems to be discussing the empowerment of rural women in the big urban metropolis that is New York, a city synonymous with wealth and power, skyscrapers and Starbucks.
The second… Read more »
It almost goes without saying that rural women have a vital role to play in the development of their communities and efforts to tackle poverty. They make up the majority of small holder farmers worldwide and are responsible for 80% of global food production. Rural women also undertake the majority of unpaid labour intensive household… Read more »
I’ve recently returned from my VSO placement as volunteerism advocacy adviser in Guyana. I was working to raise the profile of volunteering for national development. I had the opportunity to work with voluntary community across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
When the volunteer community were developing their initial advocacy objectives… Read more »
If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). After an intense week of training spent in mid-January, I left more than inspired about the value of volunteering. I was joined by a few more VSO staff members and two outgoing VSO volunteers, all of… Read more »
Excuse me for sounding like a broken record regarding the Global Fund (Global Fund on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM))!
My updates from the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) dwelt on this issue and here is some more; it’s just that it is a serious issue, literally a matter… Read more »