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Busan Skirts Gender Equality

Posted on 14 December 2011 by admin

Iro-nsi Bose Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 1, 2011 (IPS) – Gender champions have lauded the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness for providing gender equality and the empowerment of women a special session, but there is dissatisfaction with Thursday’s Busan outcome document. Continue Reading

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‘Walk the Busan Talk’

Posted on 14 December 2011 by admin

An internally-displaced Kenyan woman cooks in her makeshift kitchen. Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS

Analysis by Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Dec 13, 2011 (IPS) – Women’s rights champions are not prepared to let the dust settle on the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness that ended in this South Korean port city on Dec. 1 with the customary nod towards gender equality and empowerment. Continue Reading

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Clinton Champions Gender Agenda at Busan

Posted on 30 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

Hillary Clinton at Busan

Hillary Clinton at Busan Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 30, 2011 (IPS) – Women toil in the fields for most of their lives producing food and strengthening the largely agricultural economy of African countries, but when their fathers, husbands or older sons die, they are no longer welcome on land they may have tended for years.

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Aid Dependency on the Decline

Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 29, 2011 (IPS) – Poor countries have depended on rich nations to supplement their sector budget without which millions of people would have continued to live in abject poverty. Have the years of funding made these countries any less dependent?  Continue Reading

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‘New Donors Can Help Farming Sector’

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

Suvendrini Kakuchi interviews YUKIKO OMURA, vice-president, International Fund for Agricultural Development

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 28 , 2011 (IPS) – Rising food prices, natural disasters and an energy crisis that is turning wheat into ethanol instead of bread have raised the spectre of inadequate global food supply that hits the poor. This grim reality has finally turned the spotlight on agricultural aid and its link to development effectiveness. Continue Reading

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The Aid From Women No One Counts

Posted on 27 November 2011 by admin

By Miriam Gathigah

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov 27, 2011 (IPS) – Gender responsive budgeting becomes important when seen in the background of unpaid but important care work done by women, say delegates to an international meet on aid effectiveness in this South Korean city. Continue Reading

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DEVELOPMENT: New Aid Model Expected at Busan

Posted on 21 November 2011 by admin

Lidia Fromm Cea

Lidia Fromm Cea, director general for cooperation at Honduras’s Ministry of Planning and Cooperation
Credit:A.D.McKenzie/IPS

By A.D.McKenzie

PARIS, Nov 19, 2011 (IPS) – A new model of making development assistance more successful is expected to emerge at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4), to be held Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 in Busan, Korea.
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DEVELOPMENT: Showcasing Solidarity

Posted on 10 November 2011 by admin

By Inés Benítez

One of many women in Kenya who are self-employed thanks to microloans from the Women’s Enterprise Fund. Credit:Miriam Gathigah/IPS

MÁLAGA, Spain, Nov 10, 2011 (IPS) – How does a freezer purchased with a microloan change the life of a poor woman in Senegal? What are the Study Solidarity Olympics? How many lives can an ambulance equipped to attend births save in Ethiopia?

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ARGENTINA: Women Gain Budget Know-How

Posted on 07 November 2011 by admin

By Marcela Valente

Toba women discuss gender-inclusive projects at a weekly meeting in Rosario. Credit:Marcela Valente/IPS

ROSARIO, Argentina, Nov 7, 2011 (IPS) – “After so many years of feminist activism, we still hadn’t realised that you need money to get things done. When I finally understood that, it was like seeing the light. It was a whole new avenue to explore,” Argentine activist NoemĂ­ Chiarotti told IPS.

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Mujeres avanzan en difĂ­cil arte de meterse en presupuestos

Posted on 31 October 2011 by admin

Por Marcela Valente, enviada especial

Mujeres tobas de Rosario durante uno de sus encuentros semanales. Crédito: Marcela Valente /IPS

ROSARIO, Argentina, oct (IPS) – “Tantos años de militar en el feminismo y no nos dĂĄbamos cuenta que sin dinero no se puede hacer nada. Cuando entendĂ­ eso fue como ver la luz. Era una veta nueva y habĂ­a que explorarla”, contĂł a IPS la argentina NoemĂ­ Chiarotti.

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