Weaving a Better Future in Rural Nepal



Janakpur Handicraft Centre in Nepal has been supporting economically backward and rural women by giving educative classes, conducting awareness and employment programs for women and providing them with the opportunity to earn using their indigenous knowledge of art.

“Women’s empowerment cannot take place unless women come together and decide to self-empower themselves. Self empowerment should be all round in nature.” Read More

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UN Calls for Support for Flood-Hit Malawi

Due to the devastating floods, entire communities have been cut off from health services, safe water and other critical basic services, rendering women and children particularly vulnerable. // The flood disaster in Malawi has claimed more than 70 lives. Photo: Winston Mwale/GSDM  By WINSTON MWALE As Malawi reels from the worst disaster floods in decades, a group of United Nations human rights experts has urged the international community to rapidly provide all necessary funding and assistance to the Government of Malawi and humanitarian actors in response to the disaster, which has already claimed more than 70 lives. // Speaking in Geneva Switzerland on Friday, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, said the flooding has displaced large numbers of people. “The flooding presents massive and complex challenges for

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  • 26 New Development Reporters Announced

    10 Jan 2015, Helsinki, Global South Development Magazine has announced the names of 26 new development reporters as part of its 2015-2016 Development Reporter program. The reporters will report on different international development issues from different parts of the world for a fixed period of two

  • 10 Powerful Examples of South-South Cooperation in Practice

    // Cooperation among developing countries is nothing new. For centuries, they have been helping their neighbours in need, specially at times of humanitarian crises. However, since the early 1990s, the idea of south-south cooperation has expanded rapidly. Today, its presence in the

  • Lessons from a Summer Sojourn in Pakistan

    // by Saad Ali Baloch It’s been 17 years living here. A multifarious place where heterogeneousness prevails. People here are lovers, people are haters, people are innovators, people are imitators, people are arbitrators, people are instigators, people are investigators, people are spectators,

Can Male Circumcision Prevent HIV in Africa?

      Jacob Juma, the South African President, once said that HIV could be prevented by taking a shower right after an unprotected sex. “Circumcision is also not just done for the purposes of HIV prevention but also as a way of being hygienic. A man who has been circumcised will reduce the chances of his wife being infected by the bacterium found under men’s foreskins which may cause cervical cancer. Men  will also have the benefit of satisfying their female counterparts better as there is no premature ejaculation” said Aunty Patience. // by Jasen Mphepo A few

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  • The Other Side of Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

    While the attacks at Charlie Hebdo must be condemned, we should also reiterate that freedom of speech is not about systematically attacking certain communities and faith systems. It has its own

  • “Even UN Officials Want DRC Diamonds”

    By Innocent Kazembe When it comes to the DR Congo, people easily think of vast mineral reserves, ongoing conflicts and a kind of perpetual misery. For Global South Development Magazine's DR Congo

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