• Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    Africa Day Marks Struggle for Gender Equality

    04 Jun 2009

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    Peter Mollema, Deputy Amb.Royal Embassy of the Netherlands, Ferial Haffajee, Editor City Press newspaper, Govin Reddy, IPS Africa Board Member and Dr Kerrin Myres, WITS Business School.

    Gender equality was critical to improving progress on delivery of the Millennium Development Goals, deputy ambassador of the Royal Embassy of Netherlands, Peter Mollema told participants at an Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa public forum to mark Africa Day.

    The May 25, 2009 event also marked the launch of the IPS Gender Wire which is one of the organisation’s MDG3 “Communicating for Change: Voice, Visibility and impact for Gender Equality” project funded by the Dutch Government’s MDG3 fund.
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    TRADE-AFRICA: Flip-flops Transformed Into Toys to Save Turtles

    13 Apr 2009

    By Najum Mushtaq
    NAIROBI, Apr 13 (IPS) Art and fashion, environmental conservation,
    poverty alleviation and fair trade come together at UniqEco’s Marula
    Studios in an upscale suburb of Nairobi. A visit to its workshop and
    display centre is a delight to the eyes as well as an occasion to learn
    about the problem of marine pollution and its eco-friendly,
    community-based and business-savvy solutions.

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    Gender and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty

    01 Apr 2009

    FAO, IFAD and ILO are organizing a three-day technical expert workshop on “Gaps, trends and current research in gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: differentiated pathways out of poverty”, which will be held in Rome, from 31 March to 2 April 2009.

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    DR-CONGO: Electronics Firms Urged to Boycott ”Blood Minerals” Marina Litvinsky

    01 Apr 2009

    WASHINGTON, Apr 1 (IPS) – The world’s mass consumption of cell phones, laptops and other electronics fuels widespread sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new study released Wednesday by the non-profit Enough Project that echoes what many human rights activists and humanitarian workers have been saying for years.
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