For many years VSO staff and volunteers in Thailand have spoken of how important Aung San Suu Kyi is in the struggle for democracy in the region. Last week various VSO staff were able to attend speaking engagements with her during her tour of the UK. Mark Rowland attended her address to the joint UK… Read more »
Twenty years ago world leaders came together to develop and agree a plan of action to address the pressing challenges facing our planet. The landmark Earth Summit resulted in the creation of a sustainable development agenda that brought together environmental, social and economic concerns for the first time and identified a set of… Read more »
What is VSO’s position on male circumcision? Does the organisation advocate for males to be circumcised as an approach towards reducing HIV and AIDS? When and how should the procedure be carried out?
The lady is on stage, but this time it is not the movie, Aung San Suu Kyi herself in front of hopeful crowds, from refugees in camps in Mae Sot, Thailand, to politicians in Dublin and London. The partners we work with in Thailand have been overjoyed to see her speak, and to recognise the tremendous progress towards democracy in Myanmar over… Read more »
VSO Bangladesh has recently carried out reasearch to look at how local governance systems can be adjusted in areas of the country where ethnic minorities form the majority of the population. Working with youth clubs and community groups in these areas, our partners report that there is a mismatch between formal and traditional governance systems… Read more »