Volunteer Elles Blanken finds out what it is really like to work and speak at the UN, and has 120 seconds in which to sum up a plea to bolster women’s decision-making power through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The sound of frantic ticking on laptops is all around me in the public area… Read more »
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 »
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 »
What do we want the world to look like in 2030? In a little over a year, the global community will have arrived at a definitive answer. As the leading international development organisation that uses volunteers to bring about sustainable global change, VSO is leading the charge to ensure that the power of… Read more »
Human resources are a central part of functioning health systems and are critical for achieving global health and development targets including the Millennium Development Goals. Health workers are essential for delivering vital health services to women and girls throughout their lives.