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.
On World Sight Day, VSO volunteer Claire Boxall, public relations and communications specialist at Score Foundation, blogs about changing perceptions of blind people in India.
Around 8 million people in India are blind.
India was one of the first signatories to the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with… Read more »
There are at least 200,000 migrant children of an estimated 2.5 million migrant workers in Thailand. The majority are from Myanmar. Despite national policies that are inclusive of migrant children, such as the 2005 Education for All policy, their lack of social protection and legal status means that migrant children’s access to crucial early childhood… Read more »