participation

Zimbabwe: Women showing men the way
Zimbabwe: Women showing men the way  logo
In a village surrounded by African bush, where it is ‘normal’ for men to have three wives and 15 children to call their own; a place entrapped in Tonga-tribe traditions, peppered with Catholic ideology, it is a wonder that women have any say at all. But after meeting women at the Kariyangwe Parish Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) group, Bi
Pamela J,
30 August 2012
Peru: How to involve people in water management
Peru: How to involve people in water management logo
Lima, the capital of Peru, is the second largest city in the world located in a desert, after Cairo in Egypt. Yet the Rímac, Chillón and Lurín rivers, which form the main water source for Lima, have an average water volume of just one percent of the water in the Nile.
sonjableeker,
28 June 2012
Dominican Republic: Progressio partner launches national guide on gender
Dominican Republic: Progressio partner launches national guide on gender logo
Progressio partner FEDOMU (Federacion Dominicana de Municipios) has drawn on its successful work to mainstream gender in local government policy and practice to publish a guide for national use. The tool, which encourages greater consideration of gender issues and equality within development planning and programmes, was launched at a ceremony attended by key
Progressio,
4 May 2012
Zimbabwe: Women leaders in churches and communities
Zimbabwe: Women leaders in churches and communities logo
No sooner had I arrived in Zimbabwe than I realised how much tougher life is simply being a woman. There are many burdens faced by women in Zimbabwe: they are the breadwinners, they provide food and water for the family, collect firewood, take care of the children and the sick and are central to family life. But despite playing such a significant role in society, wo
Pamela J,
8 March 2012
Zimbabwe: Why gender is an issue of justice
Zimbabwe: Why gender is an issue of justice logo
Philemon Handinahama is a Progressio development worker working for the National Faith-Based Council of Zimbabwe (NFBCZ) to inform and influence opinion-formers within the churches to promote a greater understanding of gender issues, stigma and discrimination, and to reduce violent sexual behaviour towards women in the context of HIV and AIDS. Phil
Progressio,
8 March 2012
Yemen: We want peace, stability and better lives
Yemen: We want peace, stability and better lives logo
Progressio's country representative in Yemen, Abeer Al-Absi, writes about the elections held on 21 February 2012: Today, as I voted, I felt part of a Yemeni nation eager for democratic state-building. In this period of transition for Yemen, support from the international community is crucial to secure a peaceful and stable future for ord
Abeer,
24 February 2012
International support is crucial for Yemeni people
International support is crucial for Yemeni people  logo
As Yemenis go to the polls (on Tuesday 21 February 2012), many are optimistic that change is coming and there's no going back. Shuffling chairs or real change? Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the only candidate in the running, is expected to replace President Ali Abdullah Saleh after over 30 years - in Yemen that's half of an average lifetime
Progressio,
20 February 2012
Meet the new 'environmental citizens' of El Salvador
Meet the new 'environmental citizens' of El Salvador logo
Citizen participation for sustainability in El Salvador “Towns, municipalities, countries … nowhere moves forward if women don’t participate. Between all of us, we create development.” These were the words of my fellow Progressio development worker María Martínez in the closing ceremony of a competition to promote women’s participation in
maggievonvogt,
10 February 2012
Zero Draft needs more ambition, says Progressio
Zero Draft needs more ambition, says Progressio logo
Progressio is calling for “a higher level of ambition and commitment” at the forthcoming Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.
Progressio,
10 February 2012
Haiti/DR: Strengthening ties across the border
Haiti/DR: Strengthening ties across the border logo
Progressio development worker Juan Carlos González Díaz reports from the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic Dajabón Market Friday morning. 37 degrees in the shade. A clear sky with the sun melting heads. It is market day in Dajabón.
Progressio,
8 February 2012