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Haiti: “May our country be reborn at last!”
Haiti: “May our country be reborn at last!” logo
Progressio welcomes a statement issued last month by the Jesuits of Haiti, to mark the fourth anniversary of the devastating earthquake of January 2010. Four years on, despite all the international attention and billions in aid, the Jesuits’ statement outlines how “the hope that Haiti was finally going to know better days” has not been realised:
Progressio,
7 February 2014
Welcome to the 'wadahadal'! Unbreakable launches in London
Welcome to the 'wadahadal'! Unbreakable launches in London logo
Campaigners are being introduced to a new concept that it is hoped will spark conversations across the country and spur on progress for women’s political participation. It’s called a ‘wadahadal’. 
Progressio,
28 January 2014
A big heart for people powered development
A big heart for people powered development logo
Progressio development worker David Muganga has had a terrifying past, but has grown to use the experience to help others, writes Progressio chief executive Mark Lister from Timor-Leste:
mark lister,
16 July 2013
What next for the Post 2015 development agenda?
What next for the Post 2015 development agenda? logo
Chris Mweembe, a Progressio DW based in Zimbabwe with Environment Africa, shares his thoughts on where the High Level Panel’s report of Post 2015 development goals should go next, looking in detail at agricultural targets and supporting small scale farmers.
Chris Mweembe,
30 May 2013
Haiti: How people are holding the government to account
Haiti: How people are holding the government to account logo
Despite the fact that there are still some signs of the earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital city, nearly three and a half years ago, new buildings are going up everywhere and the sounds of drills and hammers provide an apt soundtrack everywhere we go. There is a sense of ordered chaos in Port au Prince, where the traffic jams last for miles and people hop o
Progressio,
7 May 2013
Zimbabwe and Malawi: No Sweat
Zimbabwe and Malawi: No Sweat logo
With temperatures consistently around 30 degrees even in January, Zimbabwe is not somewhere you might expect a cold sweat to break out. But all too often it does, trickling down the neck of those who know their lives will never be the same again after the next few moments. 
mark lister,
18 February 2013
Straight talking from Haiti: the earthquake changed history, says Fr Kawas Francois
Straight talking from Haiti: the earthquake changed history, says Fr Kawas Francois logo
On 10 January 2010 when the devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Fr Kawas Francois led one of the first emergency response units to be on the scene, helping to rescue people and relocate them to safer places along with fellow Jesuit priests. The Jesuit house also became a distribution centre for water and food as well as medical teams meeting the basic needs of those c
Progressio,
11 January 2013
Election monitoring in Somaliland: Lively and enthusiastic elections with some lessons to be learnt
Election monitoring in Somaliland: Lively and enthusiastic elections with some lessons to be learnt  logo
With results finally confirmed in Somaliland’s local elections, held on November 28th 2012, the international election observation mission assembled by Progressio, DPU and Somaliland Focus (UK) congratulates the people of Somaliland and the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on a lively and enthusiastic election campaign and voting process. However, in adv
Progressio,
20 December 2012
United Nations Democracy Fund supports new project in Malawi
United Nations Democracy Fund supports new project in Malawi logo
A new Progressio project in Malawi aims to prevent political intolerance and violence in the build up to the country's next elections in 2014, and to help ensure peaceful, transparent and non-violent political processes in Malawi long into the future.
Progressio,
14 December 2012
Poverty reduction goals: Let's listen to the people who know
Poverty reduction goals: Let's listen to the people who know logo
What do we mean when we talk about getting people’s voices heard in the places where decisions are made? We had a chance to do just this in November when the UK hosted a high-powered UN panel who’ve been asked to kick off the planning process for developing new poverty reduction goals. Progressio was lucky enough to get a last-minute invitation to the ses
TimAldred,
11 December 2012