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A food security training programme run by Progressio and its partner, ASCALA, is helping to raise incomes and improve diets in some of the Dominican Republic’s bateys, some of the most deprived communities in the country. Residents, such as Rafael Fleming, a 43-year old from Batey Las Pajas in the Eastern region, have learned how to use organic farming techniques to grow vegetables in family plots. The produce can be consumed by the household, adding variety to their diet, or sold to bring in extra cash.
People from all walks of life have been standing in solidarity with those living in extreme poverty in Zimbabwe and around the world, through Progressio’s ZimFare and ZimFast challenges. Participants are invited either to fast for six days on a monotonous and nutritionally poor Zimbabwean diet with ZimFast, or host a Zimbabwean-themed meal with ZimFare, in order to raise vital funds and awareness for Progressio.
Progressio's Campaigns Officer, Jenny Vaughan, recently attended the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. In this blog, she shares her views on why Governments and grassroots are equally important for global development, and why Governments need to translate their promises into grassroots action in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
“The longer the world neglects to take serious action in Yemen, the worse the impact on civilians and the destabilization of Yemen over the long-term, as well as the stability of the region. If this conflict continues, the world will witness yet another human tragedy that will affect generations to come.”
Fatima Haase, Progressio’s Policy and Advocacy Officer, is in New York attending the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). In this blog, she shares her thoughts on the CSW conference, as well as describing the inspirational moment when survivors of harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), were brought to the stage at the UN’s General Assembly Hall.
The CSW is an event that always evokes strong emotions.
In this emotive blog Carlos Velazquez expresses his distress upon receiving a message from his friend in Malawi, stating that he didn't know when his next meal would be. The blog talks about the drought currently affecting Malawi and parts of Southern Africa, where it's estimated that 28 million people are facing food insecurity.
Gill has been involved in fundraising for over thirty years and is now working with Progressio on their 75th Anniversary Appeal. In this blog Gill describes her experience of her participation in ZimFast, one of Progressio’s Lent fundraising challenges. By fasting for 6 days on a simple Zimbabwean diet, Gill stood in solidarity with people living in poverty in Zimbabwe and around the world, and raised an incredible £665 for Progressio!
Gill has been involved in fundraising for over thirty years and is now working with Progressio on their 75th Anniversary Appeal. In this blog Gill describes her experience of her participation in ZimFast, one of Progressio’s Lent fundraising challenges. By fasting for 6 days on a simple Zimbabwean diet, Gill is standing in solidarity with people living in poverty in Zimbabwe and around the world. She will be fasting until February 21st, so stay tuned for part 2 of her blog! To take part sign up here.