Poverty

Words into action: The Namibian women’s manifesto

This manifesto aims to urge voters to consider issues that are important to women and children when selecting a candidate or party for elections; mobilise women as 51% of the electorate to actively participate in the elections; lobby parties to include at least 50% of women candidates on party lists and suggest the president increases […]

MDG 2014 Report: Assessing progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals

Analysis of the common African position on the post 2015 Development Agenda. The common African position (CAP)’s overarching goal is the eradication of poverty and African development priorities that underpin the global development agenda. The Cap is anchored by six pillars: structural economic transformation, science and technology, people-centred development, environmental sustainability and peace and security […]

The status of women in the South African economy

The report details the present situation of women within the South African economy as well as giving an insight into trends that are discernible in the data. In this way it is possible to see where South Africa has been successful in enabling women’s full participation in the economy and where it is necessary to […]

The changing context and prospects for agricultural and rural development in Africa

A working paper from the joint evaluation if AfDB and IFAD policies and operations in agriculture and rural development in Africa. section 1 reviews the past failure to grow and the neglact of agriculture and the legacy left behind in terms of poverty and hunger, as well as the powerful role that agricultural growth can […]

More power, less poverty

Novib’s gender and development policy until 2000. Current criteria for evaluating good gender practices in applications for funding Internal policy development Advocacy and campaigns departments

September 2, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Poverty Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Gender budget audit: education, health and agriculture: Pallisa district

This booklet  provides a quick review and analysis of the policy options contained in the Ministerial policy statement on agriculture, education and health and their implication for gender equality and poverty reduction. It derives key issues on gender sensitive budgeting which should be addressed and provides key policy recommendations for policy makers, especially parliament.

Platform for Action and Beijing Declaration

Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China 4 – 15 September 1995

Learning Journey: Why I joined GL

I have always struggled with the question of inequality in our society. I have also detested any form of injustice whenever it occurred. I was raised in a community that was exposed to both inequality, injustice and violence. This violence was perpetuated by men against men, women and children in the community I lived in. […]

Learning Journey: Things do not change, we change

“There are things we do not want to happen but have to accept, things we do not want to know but have to hear, and people we cannot live without but have to let go.” JJ: Criminal Mind 2015 taught me, as my father used to say, ‘with integrity, honesty and transparency, I am able […]

July 18, 2016 Themes: Business | Poverty Programs: Entrepreneurship

The women’s manifesto

A summary of Botswana’s women’s issues and demands covering issues such as women’s health, violence against women and women’s education and training. This booklet is in English and Setswana.