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Jane Carter, December 2016 0

The power of numbers: Women in local governance in Bangladesh

Given the low level of women’s representation in local, regional and national governments, quotas are used in many countries to boost numbers. And the number that has come to be most widely chosen seems to be 30%, or 33% – seen as the “critical mass” needed to sensitise public opinion to the acceptability – indeed

Jane Carter, November 2016 1

Training young women and men for employment: cross-country learning

One of the participants at the leadership skills workshop mentioned in my last blog was Inês Domingos, our Gender and Social Equity Focal Person in Mozambique. Rather than return home immediately, she continued to Nepal for a study tour of our vocational training projects. This opportunity was timely, as next year Inês will become the

Jane Carter, June 2016 0

Where the money goes…Tracking spending on gender and social inclusion

A blog posting a little while ago discussed gender-responsive budgeting, and specifically how we are supporting municipalities in Kosovo with this tool. Yet what of our own project and programme spending? Can such a form of budgeting and accounting also be applied? This was the topic yesterday in another of our sporadic Webinars, linking different staff

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

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