Raising Her Voice

Empowering poor women to engage effectively in governance

February 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Raising Her Voice in Armenia

I've just got back from the field visits and a day working with lilit, the Project Manager for Bridge of Hope - Oxfam's implementing partner in Armenia. You can see Lilit at http://raisinghervoice.ning.com/video/raising-her-voice-in-armenia - Lilit talks about the project in Armenia.

Before I came to Armenia, I wasn't quite sure how all the elements of the project fitted together. I knew about the…

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Added by johncropper on February 25, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

Day 2 in Armenia

Really good meeting today with one of the local women's groups. They are a real network of officials, NGO leaders and committed individual women. They have got one of their members elected to the municipality and they have achieved an increase in resources to help the families of children with disability as well as for the fmailies of new-born children. Great progress.

Added by johncropper on February 23, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

Day 1 in Armenia

Great first day meeting Oxfam staff and the staff of Bridge of Hope, the local implementing partner. Trying to understand the context and background as well as being impressed by the stories of change. It's great to hear that some of the women's groups are now particapting in municpal budget processes. Still thinking about how to capture outcomes. More tomorrow...

Added by johncropper on February 22, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

John Cropper -All work and no stress- John Cropper visit to Liberia

John Cropper historic visit to Liberia made a lot of impact on the staff of Oxfam Liberia, RHV partners and beneficiaries. Like Nigeria, we also benefited from John’s calm and pleasant personality. It was all work but no stress. The working sessions were actually enjoyable. Straight five days of working sessions and visits to donors and poor communities. When he consented to spend four hours…

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Added by Tonieh A. Talery-Wiles on February 5, 2010 at 11:18 — 5 Comments

Great new Oxfam publication: Women's Leadership and Participation: Case studies on learning for action

http://publications.oxfam.org.uk/display.asp?K=e2009102814340037

You can download a .pdf free - it includes some early work on Raising Her Voice.

Added by johncropper on February 4, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

Chance to contribute to CSW e-discussions

Please find this link to the e-discussions in the preparation for this year's CSW.

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/beijing15/

If you want to highlight your organisation's work on a global stage or make a point about one the issues, this is a good opportunity.

Verey best wishes

John

Added by johncropper on February 3, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

Liberian Women raising their voices-Women's Manifesto

Here is a draft copy of the Manifest of the Liberian women Manifesto. I thought you might be interested.
Edite LIBERIA_WOMEN_MANIFESTO_Final_copy.doc

Added by Tonieh A. Talery-Wiles on February 1, 2010 at 15:15 — No Comments

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