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12:59 07/09/2010
VSO volunteer Cath Nixon in Nepal

Women need more say in the decisions that effect their futures

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.

I’m in New York with a team of VSO employees and it partner organisation, Sankalpa, for the 58th Convention on the Status of Women (CSW)… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Nepal October 2013

Reflections on being an international volunteer

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 »

12:59 07/09/2010
Women working in a field in Nepal

Climate change from a different perspective

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.

Climate change is global. What we do in one country directly affects people elsewhere. As a British volunteer in Nepal, I’ve had… Read more »

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VSO at the Commission on the Status of Women

In February, VSO sent a small delegation to the United Nations 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, as part of our commitment to increase our work on gender over the next two years.

NGOs from around the world gathered on Monday 21 February for… Read more »

Women need more say in the decisions that effect their futures

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.

I’m in New York with a team of VSO employees and it partner organisation, Sankalpa, for the 58th Convention on the Status of Women (CSW)… Read more »

VSO at the Commission on the Status of Women: Part two

Gender-based violence, and the powerful role that technology can play in education and empowering girls and women were two strong themes that emerged in the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

I attended a participatory forum where young people were exploring issues of domestic violence and gang violence.… Read more »