It’s always great to be in room with other people who are passionate about supporting young people to become more engaged in international development.
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.
To mark Genocide Memorial Day in Rwanda, we have a blog from a volunteer in VSO Rwanda. Maggie Ziegler volunteered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, supporting a project which involved a mobile exhibition on peacemaking. This formed part of an outreach programme on peacebuilding after genocide.
The 19th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan… Read more »
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 »
Equity, valuing teachers, governance and accountability should be central to post-2015 development agenda
Last month I joined a team of 13 VSO employees, partners and volunteers at the Asia Pacific Regional Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post 2015 Development Agenda in Bangkok. The conference was organised by the regional offices of UNESCO and UNICEF. Its purpose was to ensure that the voices… Read more »
As people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day today, government officials, representatives from women’s groups and NGOs are gathered at the annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York to review progress to eliminate violence against women and girls for the first time in over a… Read more »