From the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the concrete jungle of Manhattan, Dutch VSO volunteer Elles Blanken starts her series of blog posts about travelling to the UN this week to speak at the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post 2015 Framework.
All of a sudden I find myself in the middle of the buzz of… Read more »
Cath Nixon, VSO public health volunteer, is in New York with VSO, to advocate for giving women more power in the decisions to fight poverty.
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 »
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 meeting… Read more »
VSO volunteer, Edwin Zuidema education management adviser in Mondolkiri province, Cambodia, blogs about his work to promote gender equality.
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 »