Tag Archives: International Development

“We Need The Voices of African Women” – Conversations with inspirational African women

Theo Sowa is Chief Executive Officer of the African Women’s Development Fund. In her TEDxChange talk, Theo Sowa talks about African voices and representation in conversations of international health and poverty issues. Theo argues that if we truly want to see … Continue reading

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One month later… Malala Day: a global day of action for Malala and girls’ education

A month to the day that Malala Yousafzai was attacked by the Taliban, simply for insisting that she go to school, we are celebrating Malala Day: a global day of action to support the estimated 32 million girls worldwide who … Continue reading

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Pedagogies for Peace in Post-Conflict and Fragile States

The United States Institute for Peace (USIP) recently hosted an important discussion around Pedagogies for Peace in Post-Conflict and Fragile States. If you were not able to attend, the video of this event is available on USIP’s website and here: What kind … Continue reading

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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than  US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries. In ten countries, funds will be used … Continue reading

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Gender in Peacebuilding: new International Alert report

To be effective, peacebuilders need to respond to the power dynamics and norms that influence peace and violent conflict at the household, community, national and international levels. This means that they need to be aware of the diversity of gender … Continue reading

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2012: persisting gender gap divides

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 has just been released: it emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions… Based on the seven years of data available for the 111 countries that have been part of the report since its … Continue reading

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Stand with Malala on November 10th for girls’ education

The UN Special Envoy for Global Education declares November 10th a global day of action for Malala and 32 million girls more. On that day, one month following the assassination attempt, he will travel to Pakistan to deliver to President Zardari the million-plus … Continue reading

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“Largest global study on violence against women finds feminist movements hold the key to change”

“The Civic Origins of Progressive Policy Change: Combating Violence against Women in Global Perspective, 1975–2005” by MALA HTUN and S. LAUREL WELDON. A new study on violence against women conducted over four decades and in 70 countries reveals the mobilization … Continue reading

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