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Jane Carter, May 2016 0

Leaving no-one behind in Madagascar

Previous blogs have described how each of our Country Programmes has developed a definition of what it means to be disadvantaged in their country context. That is, who is it who is generally left behind in development initiatives, and why? Some of our staff have found this easier to relate to their particular tasks and

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Jane Carter, April 2016 0

One year ago today

Mona Sherpa, our Deputy Country Director, uncharacteristically hesitates when asked her thoughts about everything that has happened since the earthquake struck on 25 April last year. “We have made real progress”, she says “but not as much as we would have liked to”. Indeed the path of Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction has been a difficult one,

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Jane Carter, April 2016 0

Just talk, or action? Tracing the effects of a workshop

In a blog posting after an internal workshop on “gender and development in contexts of ethnic diversity” in Laos last year, I wrote that the effects of such workshops are inevitably difficult to quantify, and would certainly only be apparent after some time – six months to a year. Nearly 14 months later, here’s what

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Jane Carter, March 2016 0

Speaking out about menstruation: “Blue” schools in Nepal

“This event supported the breaking of social beliefs of menstruation that it is supposed to be invisible, silent and that girls and women are untouchable during menstruating days.” Lalita Regmi, teacher, Dhuleshwor Higher Secondary School, Dullu Dailekh The celebrations earlier this month around international women’s day provided an opportunity for one of our projects in

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