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 »
I had dreams of living and working overseas since I was 18. But it wasn’t until I turned 51, when my children were fully grown, that I was given the opportunity through VSO to become a volunteer and I fulfilled my lifelong dream.
With 30 years of work experience in the US and a burning… 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.
For the past 18 months I have been working as a volunteer researcher on the VSO led project Valuing Volunteering. The project looks at how different types of volunteering, including formal and informal, local, national and international, can play a part in helping communities overcome poverty. One of the largest… Read more »
To mark World Environment Day and to raise awareness of environmental issues, we’ve asked VSO climate change research volunteer, Joan Bennett to blog about the work she is doing in Nepal.