“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.”
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About the author: Louise Jenkins is a Women and Girls Rights Independent Consultant with 10 years’ experience designing and delivering bespoke and innovative training and advocacy projects. Louise specialises in consultations on ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) and achieving gender equality. With excellent communication, research and negotiation skills, Louise has a proven track record of building robust relationships with a wide range of donors, partners and stakeholders both nationally (in the UK) and internationally.
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.
As a young girl in rural Dominican Republic, Olga learned to weave from her mother. As she grew up and became a mother herself, Olga continued to make hampers, baskets and other items for her family, without considering that these skills might take her further.
2016 is set to be another incredible year for Progressio. We've once again got ambitious plans and we continue to celebrate 75 years of putting human rights at the centre of development.
As we look to the new year, we wanted to take moment to reflect and remind you of some of the things we've achieved in 2015.