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must see site for anyone interested in gender and technology


This site is very good - lots of info., research etc. I would give this network top billing!

Added by johncropper on November 2, 2010 at 9:47 — No Comments

Mid-Term Review from Nepal

Please find Nepal's Mid-Term Review. It is a really interesting document with lots of lessons for the team in Nepal and for all of us. I really recommend reading this a) to learn more about the fantastic RHV project in Nepal and b) to look at the first MTR as every country will need to do something like this.

Very best wishes


Mid Term Review_May_June 2010_FINAL.doc

Added by johncropper on September 6, 2010 at 10:48 — No Comments

Possible funding source: NED

NED is an interesting organisation and a possible funding source for partners. Oxfam cannot apply for these funds - but if partners wish to apply for funds, they are very welcome.


There are not many sources of funds for democratic governance and so I would advise all partners to look closely at this.

Added by johncropper on August 4, 2010 at 10:37 — 1 Comment

Assessment of Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania's capacity to implement and monitor the African Union Protocol on the Rights of Women

This is a very interesting document. There are clear models/lessons for other African countries - but I think that the methodology is much more broadly applicable.

State Capacity Asessment Report Final.doc

Added by johncropper on August 3, 2010 at 9:06 — No Comments

News alert: Uganda ratifies the AU Protocol on the Rights of Women

Congratulations to Akina Mama wa Afrika and Uganda coalition members and

other SOAWR members (Equality Now, FEMNET, WOLPNET, WRAPA) who have

tirelessly engaged in ensuring that Uganda ratify the Protocol. Uganda

becomes the 28th AU member state to ratify the Protocol. This is wonderful news and is the result of a huge amount of very hard work by many people and organisations.

In the photo, the Ugandan Ambassador in charge of the AU Department at the Ministry of Foreign… Continue

Added by johncropper on July 22, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

Join the Nigeria facebook campaign against gender violence and a landmark first reading of the GBV Bill

http://tiny.cc/aqt9q - this links takes you to the campaign f'book site. It is also worth sharing the good news that yesterday, 30th June 2010 an important milestone was achieved with the

GBV Bill. The GBV Bill titled Violence Against Persons (Prohibition)

Bill 2010 went through its first reading at the House of


As you may know, the Nigerian RHV Project is coordinating the Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence… Continue

Added by johncropper on July 1, 2010 at 12:04 — No Comments

Latest newsletter from RHV in Armenia

RHV Newsletter _ Local elections in Armenia.pdf

Soem really interesting info. abotu local elections and getting women elected.

Added by johncropper on June 8, 2010 at 13:08 — No Comments

Latest newsletter from RHV in Armenia

Another great newsletter from the team in Armenia - many thanks to Hasmik, Lilit and Kristine. There's an interesting mention of arranging some financial support form municipalities but the women said that the "most significant aspect of the event was seeing attention of the community directed towards maternal and childcare issues". It would be interesting to get ideas on how you can measure this sort of change in attitudes.…


Added by johncropper on May 6, 2010 at 11:19 — No Comments

Women’s Rights in the New Constitution - a handbook for Parliamentarians

The RHV team in nepal have produced a really interesting booklet. It is aimed at Parliamentarians and explains why it is important to safeguard women's rights in the Constitution. It is very clear and has excellent policy proposals. The booklet was put together after a consultation with parliamentarians themselves. The booklet is - in a way - a guidebook for politicians and although it has been written for a Nepalese context, there is a lot that can be applied to different…


Added by johncropper on April 20, 2010 at 9:56 — No Comments

CSO Statement on Maternal, Child and Infant Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Africa

I really recommend reading this document (many thanks to Mary Wandia for sending it). The document is excellent and Mary has worked very hard on it. It is very thoughtful with clear policy recommendations and practical examples. Obviously, it has been written with Africa in mind but much of the document is more broadly applicable.

CSO Experts Consultation on Maternal, Child and Infant…


Added by johncropper on April 19, 2010 at 12:32 — No Comments

Great report from SOAWR on their participation at CSW

Please have a look at this report from SOAWR on their work at CSW - really impressive. They have really taken the voices of the grassroots to New York and the heart of the UN system. Well done!!

Report on SOAWR activities at CSW March 2010.doc

Added by johncropper on April 16, 2010 at 12:00 — No Comments

Helping rural women in The Philippines

I thought you would be interested to see this interesting mix of video and text from Oxfam GB in The Philippines. I like the way it gives people clear actions and shows them what they can do to help.


Added by johncropper on March 26, 2010 at 10:37 — No Comments

Gender Policy Adviser job with Oxfam

Broad focus is:

To work across the public policy and advocacy team, and with the research team within the programme policy team, with individuals and issue teams, to ensure gender analysis and related policy solutions are at the core of our advocacy, policy and research.


Added by johncropper on March 23, 2010 at 9:47 — No Comments

Community Radio

Many of you are using community radio or thinking about it. Some of you are very experienced (I know that Sandhya in Nepal has a lot of experience). I am sending you a link that (I hope) may help.


It is for the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters and the website has lots of regional links, which may be helpful.

Added by johncropper on March 18, 2010 at 15:13 — 2 Comments

First newsletter from RHV in Armenia

Great newsletter from the team in Armenia - well done everyone!

RHV in Armenia_Newsletter no. 1.pdf

Added by johncropper on March 16, 2010 at 11:11 — 4 Comments

More photos from Nepal

Please have a look at these photos from RHV in Nepal - showing how we are bring issues of gender and governance to remote rural areas.


Added by johncropper on March 15, 2010 at 10:01 — No Comments

Facebook button within RHV ning site

Just click the facebook button to open up the facebook site for RHV

Added by johncropper on March 12, 2010 at 22:17 — 2 Comments

Have a look at some great photos posted by RHV in Nepal

These are great photos - good to see delegations of community women meeting Ministers.

Added by johncropper on March 12, 2010 at 13:12 — No Comments

Check out: RHV on twitter and facebook

You can follow RHV on twitter at:

www.twitter.com/raisinghervoice - and

Please circulate as widely as possible.

Added by johncropper on March 10, 2010 at 13:36 — No Comments

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