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12:59 07/09/2010
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Bangladesh making slow progress on shortage of health workers

Successful advocacy often happens when the same issue can be raised at different levels of decision making.  Recently, I was in Bangladesh and spent time with VSO partner the Health Rights Movement Bangladesh (HRMB). I was able to see an example of this joined up work at different levels.

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12:59 07/09/2010
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A celebration of women peacemakers

“We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women have the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society.”

These were the words of Nobel Committee Chairman, Thorbjørn Jagland, as he awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week to three women –… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
VSO Bangladesh embarks on innovative new strategy

VSO Bangladesh embarks on innovative new strategy

I spent last week in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world. I was working with the VSO team who have devised an exciting five year country strategy plan for 2011 to 2015. The committed team of staff, volunteers and partners are working on an ambitious programme of ‘social transformation’ in… Read more »

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Bangladesh making slow progress on shortage of health workers

Successful advocacy often happens when the same issue can be raised at different levels of decision making.  Recently, I was in Bangladesh and spent time with VSO partner the Health Rights Movement Bangladesh (HRMB). I was able to see an example of this joined up work at different levels.

At… Read more »