Gender equality

12:59 07/09/2010
Mothers and their children in Gulu Uganda

Address the causes of inequality to inspire change

On International Women’s Day, Niki Kandirikirira, VSO’s regional director for the Horn and East Africa, reflects on what she’s learnt throughout her career and how it can help in gender equality programming.

I am the Regional Director for VSO in Horn and East Africa, I started in July 2013 but am not new to VSO.  I… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Louise Jenkins is a VSO volunteer working with women's rights organisations in Tanzania

Sisters are doing it for themselves: VSO volunteer turns up the volume for women in Tanzania

At the turn of the millennium, world leaders agreed on eight anti-poverty goals with aims ranging from halving extreme poverty rates and halting the spread of HIV and AIDs to providing universal primary education. These Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have kick-started efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Today, world leaders are meetingRead more »

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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 »


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