Advocating to reduce and prevent gender-based violence in Somaliland

In this blog Suad Abdi, Somaliland Country Representative for Progressio, talks about gender-based violence (GBV) issues in Somaliland. Suad also explains how Progressio's Amplified for Change project aims to form a unified civil society coalition, advocating for the reduction and prevention of GBV, which will be the first coalition of its kind in Somaliland.

Advocacy and communications training by Progressio's Development Worker in Malawi

Eriasafu Lubowa, Progressio's Development Worker who is a specialist in advocacy and communications, shares his experience and achievements so far in the capacity building of the Malawi Civil Society Organisation Nutrition Alliance (CSONA) secretariat, and its member organisations around advocacy and communication. 

Progressio launches campaign to help defend UK Aid, prior to Parliament debate on June 13th

Progressio asks supporters to write to their MPs to help defend UK Aid, prior to Parliament debate on June 13th

With less than two weeks to go until the Parliament debate discussing the commitment to spend 0.7% of our Gross National Income (GNI) on Overseas Development Assistance (ODA), Progressio is calling on its supporters to write to their MP to help defend UK Aid. 

Wishing you all a very happy festive season and a Happy New Year!

We would like to express a special and heart-felt thank you for all your generous support over 2016, we are really grateful to you all. As you know, the last year has been a difficult year for Progressio despite the many achievements of our programmatic work, International Citizen Service (ICS) volunteer placements, and campaigns and policy work. Please see our Annual Review if you would like to learn more about some of the highlights from our work over 2016. 

What happened in Geneva?

Thank you so much to all of our supporters who took our recent campaign action by signing our petition asking the UK government to engage with the process of creating a binding treaty on business and human rights. We were able to hand in over 600 signatures to the Prime Minister before the meeting.


Why we need a binding treaty on business and human rights

In less than a month’s time the second meeting of the Intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights will convene in Geneva to discuss a binding treaty proposed by the UN Human Rights Council, on Business and Human Rights. 

Ramona's story: Project promoting food security and sustainable agriculture

In an isolated area in the Dominican Republic, Progressio has been working with a local partner, Solidaridad Fronteriza, to support people like Ramona to find ways of adapting to the challenges of climate change, deforestation and drought. The cross-border project promotes food security and sustainable agriculture.