Raising Her Voice

Empowering poor women to engage effectively in governance

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Raising Her Voice in Papua

Shanty, Susanne, Linche and Ines, all Oxfam Great Britain staff, were together in Papua. We discussed gender equality and governance and many issues of gender and culture and religion with partners. We also spent a great day with the communities celebrating (through dances and songs, with men and women) the achievements of RHV so far and hearing what the women have to say. Despite the fact that RHV is still relatively new, the women feel strongly that this is already offering them the… Continue

Added by Ines on August 10, 2009 at 12:33 — 1 Comment

CAPWIP capacity building in Manila, The Philippines - Making Governance Gender Responsive (1)

From 23-31 July 2009, Miss Hadeezah Haruna, Programme Manager, Raising Her Voice, at Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), Abuja, Nigeria, and I (Osaro Odemwingie, Manager for RHV at OGB in Nigeria) attended a capacity building on Making Governance Gender Responsive in Manila, the Philippines. The programme, the 9th in the series, was organized by Center For Asia Pacific Women In Politics (CAPWIP). The global RHV project facilitated our attendance in an effort to build… Continue

Added by Osaro Odemwingie on August 6, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments

Upcoming tasks: logframes

Having just sent off the Year 1 report for DFID/KPMG, I am reflecting on the process a bit - what went well, what didn't and how we can make it easier (& better) next time. Many of the country reports were excellent - full of useful information. One, however, didn't follow the format at all. A few reports were late - one arriving only last week. Most were very long and I had to edit about 350 pages (or more) down to 15. So we all need to think a bit about this.



One task that is… Continue

Added by johncropper on July 1, 2009 at 10:00 — 4 Comments

Project planning and partner capacity

I just wanted to share some thoughts with you about project planning and partner capacity. Several RHV Project Managers have shared concerns over partner capacity. Most of the time, this seems to focus on the partner not having the people to do the work they have said they will do. When I have asked whether or not this is included in the project budget, I have been told several times that it isn't or that the amount allocated is not enough. This can mean that the partner staff are doing RHV… Continue

Added by johncropper on April 7, 2009 at 16:06 — 1 Comment

reflections on expenditure

I've been working a lot over the last week or two with lots of the RHV Project Managers looking at expenditure and meeting the deadline of the end of DFID's financial year. Here are a couple of observations:



I have seen one country working with partners on the basis of expenditure. I feel - quite strongly - that this isn't a partnership. It is a sort of sub-contracting. It must be very difficult for the partners to plan and work.



A few countries thought that we had to do… Continue

Added by johncropper on March 26, 2009 at 9:53 — No Comments

Using twitter for communications

I have set up a twitter channel for Rasing Her Voice. The twitter address is http://twitter.com/RaisingHerVoice - but I am trying to link it in to this site. the idea is that we could all send brief updates about what we are doing. I will share the login details by e-mail. This would mean we could all access it. Could be interesting to try out.

Added by johncropper on March 12, 2009 at 12:27 — 2 Comments

Raising Her Voice mentioned in top newspaper in Guatemala

Please follow the link to see the article

http://www.prensalibre.com/pl/2009/marzo/06/299598.html

Added by johncropper on March 7, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Social networking

It's hard trying to set this up - I realize I need to understand what tools people are already using and then how this can link in to it.

Added by johncropper on March 7, 2009 at 16:11 — 1 Comment

Week 1

I'm learning a huge amount about this exciting programme and trying to get my head around everything. looking forward to the first draft of the inception report.

Added by johncropper on March 6, 2009 at 13:19 — No Comments

Ford Foundation, Nairobi looking for a Programme Office for their Protecting Women’s Rights in East Africa portfolio

"The Foundation’s Nairobi office seeks a dynamic individual to implement, monitor and coordinate grant making programs focused on the Protecting Women’s Rights. The overall goals of this initiative are to support efforts to fully implement national and regional laws and international commitments that address gender inequality and discrimination; build effective women’s networks and human rights organization that address structural

Added by johncropper on November 30, 1999 at 12:00 — No Comments

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