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World Bank, IMF Face Shifting Development Paradigm

Posted on 17 September 2011 by admin

By Rosemary D’Amour

WASHINGTON, Sep 17, 2011 (IPS) – Amid a global financial crisis that has shown little signs of reversing, next week’s fall meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are crucial in setting the tone for rebounding world markets, to which leaders of the Bretton Woods institutions offered optimistic, yet ultimately vague, solutions in speeches this week. Continue Reading

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Q&A: “Donor Base for UN Women Continues to Widen”

Posted on 18 August 2011 by admin

Sunaina Perera interviews LAKSHMI PURI, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

Lakshmi Puri

Lakshmi Puri. Credit: Courtesy of UN Women

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18, 2011 (IPS) – The donor base for UN Women has expanded to 95 countries since the new United Nations entity was launched at the start of this year, according to Lakshmi Puri, the assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director of UN Women. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Challenge Men To Share Political and Economic Power

Posted on 22 July 2011 by admin

Souleymane Faye interviews BINETA DIOP, founder and executive director of the NGO Femmes Africa Solidarité

Bineta Diop (l.) with Asha-Rose Migiro, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General.
Credit: Ryan Brown/UN Photo

DAKAR, Jul 22, 2011 (IPS) — Bineta Diop, director of the non-governmental organisation Femmes Africa SolidaritĂ©, is at the forefront of the fight for better protection of women in conflict zones and their integration in peace processes. Continue Reading

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Women’s Groups Unite Ahead of Busan Aid Forum

Posted on 15 June 2011 by admin

By Ren Bishop

BRUSSELS, Jun 15, 2011 (IPS) – Twenty women from four continents consider the words discussion leader Anne Schoenstein, of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), has written on a flip chart. She strikes out in blue ink a previous sentence. She begins writing a new one – a demand aimed at aid donors – dictated by Nurgul Djanaeva. Continue Reading

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Q&A: Political Support Needs Financial Backing

Posted on 11 February 2011 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis interviews NORAH MATOVU-WINYI, Executive Director, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11, 2011 (IPS) – “The agenda for women’s rights and empowerment in each country must be supported by the political leadership,” says Norah Matovu-Winyi, Executive Director, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET). Continue Reading

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