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Jane Carter, April 2015 0
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Debating women’s position in Mozambique

This week I received an email from Inês Domingos, our Gender and Social Equity Focal Person in Mozambique. She was informing me about a Terraço Alberto – literally, Open Terrace – on gender relations that was held recently on the occasion of Mozambique’s national Women’s Day. The Terraco Alberto is a rather special forum for

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Jane Carter, April 2015 0
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Performance by numbers

The solitary blog posting in March was due to the fact that I was on holiday. Back now in the office and clearing my inbox, one email that caught particular attention was from our monitoring officer Kristina Bleyer, sharing the collated results of our annual Performance Indicators. Kristina’s task is not an easy one; there

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Jane Carter, March 2015 1

A day for celebrating women

For International Woman’s Day, 8 March this year, I asked a number of our Gender and Social Equity Focal Persons how they perceive the day, and what, if anything, is done to celebrate it in our offices. My thanks to Merita Barileva, Ximena Aramayo, Inês Domingos, Srijana Shrestha and Hien Le in Bolivia, Kosovo, Mozambique,

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Jane Carter, March 2015 0

Are workshops worth the effort?

Readers of this blog will know that the last two postings drew from a regional workshop in Laos on gender and development in contexts of ethnic diversity. In describing this workshop to a friend, she asked me if I really thought that the outcome was worth all the cost and effort involved. This is a

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Jane Carter, February 2015 0

Managing diversity in Myanmar

Earlier this month, I was in Laos to facilitate a one week regional workshop with staff and a few partner staff from five of our country programmes – Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Laos and Vietnam. The topic was working on gender and development in contexts of ethnic diversity. It was a week of much sharing and

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Jane Carter, February 2015 0
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The challenge of measuring women’s empowerment

It is rare that we Helvetas staff members “indulge” in writing papers for journals. Some of us enjoy the challenge of so doing, but in general it is one of those activities that is additional to our regular work, and for which it is difficult to find time. So when a colleague, Sarah Byrne, spotted

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