Education

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The Halfway Home is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. The Home welcomes residents coming from the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) in Mauritius and other children shelters. Reaching the age of 18, these teenage girls are no longer under the responsibility of the Gender […]

Changing Lives – Stories of Safe Haven Halfway Home Residents

Below are the stories of our residents : Dola* our first resident is 18 years old originally from Terre Rouge. At 13 she started smoking synthetic drugs and ran away from her home. She was locked in the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) (children prison), for one year and as soon as she got out, she […]

Beyond Access: Toolkit for integrating gender-based violence prevention and response into education projects

Integrating gender-based violence  prevention and response into education A toolkit for integrating gender-based violence prevention and response into education projects. This toolkit was prepared for USAID. Introduction GBV and USAID education strategy Integrating the GBV prevention response into education projects Measuring results and Conclusion Finally, a summary of resources as well as a list of terms

Voluntary Service Overseas Annual Report

The Voluntary Service Overseas Annual Report and Financial Statements for year to March 2014. VSO at a glance shows the many countries in which VSO works. It also gives the main thematic areas. These include HIV and AIDS and participation as well as governance. The cross cutting themes are gender as well as climate change. The organisation uses international volunteers, youth […]

December 18, 2017 Themes: Education | Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Africa Renewal: United Nations Department of Public Information

Africa Renewal May – July 2017 Global economy gravity pulling toward Africa is examined in this issue of Africa Renewal. The special feature is on saving our oceans – the threat of plastic as well as climate change. There are also articles on Africa’s digital rise and the internet. August – November 2017 The special […]

Commonwealth perspectives: ideas for a new development agenda

Ideas for a new development agenda The Commonwealth Foundation’s consultations created learning opportunities on future inclusivity in a new development agenda. The consultations revealed deep dissatisfaction with the extent of civil society’s opportunities to engage with the MDGs. Based on the critiques and recommendations, a clear alternative vision emerges of what a development framework would look […]

Commonwealth insights: Constructive engagement for civil society

Constructive engagement: a definition Constructive engagement is an approach to advocacy for social change and transformation. It seeks a reciprocal relationship between civil society and institutions in governance based on respect and trust. Such engagement implies that the state and other powerful bodies recognise that civil society is an independent development actor. It recognises that CSOs are […]

December 18, 2017 Themes: Business | Education Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has learnt with outrage and disgust about the molestation of 83 learners at AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto by a Scholar Patroller.  Through its mandate, the CGE will ensure that it supports and ensure that adequate interventions and responses are put in place by relevant state institutions and […]

Keeping girls in school key for gender equality

Keeping girls in school key for gender equality

 By Jenipher Changwanda Lilongwe, 11 October: Today the world commemorates the International Day of the Girl Child under the theme EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises. According to UNWomen this day serves to address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. This day gives […]

October 11, 2017 Themes: Education Programs: GL Opinion and Commentary Service | News | Write about rights

Science, policy trade-offs key for development goals_ Pretoria News

Science, policy trade-offs key for development goals_ Pretoria News