At least one in ten people around the world cannot read or write. Of the 774 million illiterate adults, approximately two thirds are women. The vast majority of them are living in developing countries.
That means that if you have read this far, you are richer than close to… Read more »
Young women and girls bear the brunt of violence that continues to simmer at the community level in Nepal. Adolescents who live with this violence were brought together by a consortium of organisations including VSO to learn from each other’s experiences at the Girl Power Conference in Kathmandu. VSO volunteer Dianne Dijkstra reports… Read more »
This week we go to Mozambique. Since 2009, VSO have been working with Members of Parliament on the HIV and AIDS Committee. Rute Dos Santos, Programme Manager in VSO Mozambique, writes about the recent annual review held in the Assembly of the Republic.
I often go to parliamentary events but the last event I went to was something special to me. It was hosted by the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Education for All to mark World Teachers’ Day. VSO’s two new Valuing Teachers research reports that highlight the issues… Read more »
“I was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (Northern Uganda) when I was a young girl. When I managed to escape and return home after two and a half years, it was discovered I was HIV positive. That time, there were no free ARVs [antiretroviral drugs] and being HIV positive was like a death… Read more »
When the Caregivers Action Network (CAN) finally gets down to nominating a goodwill ambassador, it seems to me that Stephen O’Brien, the UK Minister for the Department for International Development, would be a good candidate. I say this because in an answer he gave on HIV/AIDS in the House of… Read more »