Playing For A Goal in Cambodia

Playing For A Goal is a sports workshop that will provide both children and trainers with the necessary tools and knowledge to co-design and execute a sustainable Sports Program for underprivileged children in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Madagascar: From Drought to Flood & The Rise of Patriotism

By Rado Harintsoa Rakotosamimanana

While the continuing torrential rains fell down in the Capital and the surrounding cities, the south of Madagascar is experiencing drought and food insecurity.

Orange Sweet Potato Reduces Diarrhea in Children, Study Finds

A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique.

Bring to Justice Xenophobia Instigators, Demand African CSOs

By Winston Mwale Over 100 African Civil Society Organizations have called upon the South African government to investigate and bring to justice instigators behind the perpetration of the xenophobic attacks, as the continent is reeling from the violence.

Organisations Seek Intervention on Forced Sterilisation in Namibia

By Winston Mwale The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and four other human rights organisations, concerned with the coerced and forced sterilisation of women living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia, have requested the UN Human Rights Committee to raise this with the government of Namibia.

Tourism for Change: An Inspiring Example from Cambodia

By Jenna Ke   With “adventurous living, responsible giving” as its tagline, PEPY, a non-profit organization based in Cambodia, aims to inspire people to become more responsible donors, travelers, and global citizens through educational tourism.

Book Review: Geek Heresy

By Trina Gorman Kentaro Toyama's Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology urges the development community to turn its focus from cookie cutter fixes to the people who provide and use the given fix – whether it be microcredit, school vouchers, or fancy gadgets. Poor people don’t need “turbo-charged, heat-seeking, robotic fishing poles” but rather, devoted/skilled/present teachers and mentors who nurture their capacity, and then decide whether a fishing pole is necessary.

Child Friendly Spaces for Rural Children in Kashmir

By Sumera B. Reshi In the wake of a deadly natural disaster, Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) in Kashmir, India serve as alternative spaces within villages for children to come together and engage in activities that allow both recreation and information. The CFSs allow the children from disadvantaged sections of the society to have an equal access to recreation and information.

Disability, Development Agenda and Poverty

By Olufunmilayo Akande The 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was aimed at promoting, protecting and ensuring the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities. However, despite the commitments made, disability remains largely invisible in most mainstream development agenda and processes both at global and local levels.

Xenophobia is the New Apartheid

By Winston Mwale Incensed with the on-going brutal and barbaric xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Civil Society Organizations in Malawi have presented a petition to the South African High Commissioner to the country, Cassandra Mbuyane Mokone. Reports have it that 2 Malawians have been killed in the xenophobic attacks so far.

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