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Gender equality

12:59 07/09/2010
VSO Cambodia's The Spirits of Change storybook cover

Using creativity to promote gender equality in schools in Cambodia

VSO volunteer, Edwin Zuidema education management adviser in Mondolkiri province, Cambodia, blogs about his work to promote gender equality.

Many children in Cambodia can’t go to school because of their gender or because they have to work to support their families. A part of my volunteer placement is to help raise awareness… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
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Tackling a care-less development agenda

The preoccupation with economic growth as the route out of poverty often means that the contribution of unpaid work – including work caring for others  – to social and economic well-being remains a marginalised, if not absent, issue within development debates. That in turn neglects the stark fact that the majority of unpaid work around the… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
From the ground up ActionAid, IDS and, Womankind report cover

Increasing women’s participation from the ground up

Women’s participation in peace building has received growing international attention in recent years. The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to not one but three women last year , the actions of women during the Arab Spring, and the passing of international resolutions such as UNSCR 1325 reflect a growing recognition… Read more »

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