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A cry from voiceless school girl in Shinyanga region, Tanzania

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Tanzania’s efforts to see all school-aged children in primary school got well underway in 2002 with implementation of the Primary Education Development Plan (PEDP) where the planned enrolment of 1,500,000 children was exceeded. The abolition of mandatory contributions including school fees and relaxation of the uniform requirement were among the steps taken under the education sector reform process, which aims to have all primary school aged children in school by 2006.

The Logical Framework Approach and the elimination landmines and ERW in South Sudan

Local Deminer South Sudan

South Sudan is the newest and one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world. It has suffered significant conflict through multiple civil wars spanning over 30 years and as a consequence is heavily contaminated with the Explosive Remnants of War (ERW).

This contamination combined with a severe lack of roads and other infrastructure is impeding humanitarian development. To help manage

Italy, the forced repatriation and the application of the Non-Refouelement principle

Since the signing of the Schengen treaty, circulation of people across Europe became much easier. We are now free to move and live in any European Union country we choose, as the internal borders exist only on (the) maps. But what about the EU’s external borders? How are they protected and whose task is it to protect them?

An Reintegration Strategy for Ex-combatants in the Central African Republic

In 2012-2013, the Central African Republic was once again rocked by a paroxysm of violence. It is a cyclical phenomenon that has occurred eight times since independence. The response by the international community and the Central African Republic has always been the same; a national peace dialogue, ‘peace agreements’, disarmament and demobilisation followed by hasty elections. The results equally remain the same; 5-10 years after the peace building, another cycle of violence often happens.

Approach to child poverty reduction strategies in light of economic crisis: The case of Cyprus

The research paper ‘Mapping the multi-dimensional approach to child poverty reduction strategies in light of economic crisis: An initial examination of Cyprus’ was conceived following the aftermath of the economic meltdown in March-April 2013 in Cyprus, focusing on the lingering and increasing risk levels of poverty, and more specifically child poverty. The example of Cyprus was employed to illustrate a similar pattern of imposed financial measures in the Western world, often subsequent to the intervention of ‘Troika’. It draws a parallel with ‘economic rescue’ packages previously used in other EU countries, notably Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Greece and it reflects on criticisms of IMF policies imposed in so-called developing countries with stalling economies.

Comprehensive emergency plan for São Francisco Valley

The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) is the key instrument for implementing disaster risk reduction, adopted by the Member States of the United Nations. Its overarching goal is to build resilience of nations and communities to disasters, by achieving substantive reduction of disaster losses by 2015 – in lives, and in the social, economic, and environmental assets of communities and countries.

The São Francisco Valley is gaining in importance in recent development plans that seek to overcome the lack of continuity characterizing former plans. The construction of the gigantic Sobradinho dam, finished in

Assessment of Vulnerabilities Faced to IDPs in QARGHA – Kabul

The research is aimed to explore and communicate the vulnerabilities faced to IDPs and their livelihood conditions from the QARGHA camp to the national and international actors. The findings and facts presented in the research thesis are a combination of both primary data and secondary information. The research thesis initially provides a general overview on internal displacement in the country. It mainly focus on the specific types of vulnerabilities faced to IDPs in QARHA camp in terms of access to basic humanitarian needs (food, employment, shelter, water, sanitation, health, and education). The lastly report provides concrete recommendations for improving livelihoods conditions of IDPs settled in QARGHA Camp.

FGM is one of the causes of the lack of progress on the MDGs in sub-Saharan region

Apart from FGM, being a Gender Based Violence act, it is a dangerous practice and violation of human rights for Infants, young girls and women, huge a hindrance to attaining the millennium development goals MDG 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Female genital mutilation/cutting/circumcision (FGM or FGC) are terms used to incorporate a wide range of traditional practices that involve the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia basically for traditional and cultural reasons in mostly African and Middle East societies.

Aid and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Zambia – The Case of World Vision

Microfinance is about much more than access to money. It is about women gaining control over the means to make a living. It is about women lifting themselves out of poverty and vulnerability. It is about women achieving economic and political empowerment within their homes, their villages, their countries (Mayoux, 2002:2). Ngulube interrogates the veracity, validity and universal applicability of the foregoing assertion and several other similar ones with specific reference to the work of World Vision Zambia. He explores theoretical frameworks that underpin women’s economic empowerment programs. In addition, he gives a balanced treatise of both supporters of aid and its overt critics and examines leading authors on empowerment.

Children & the recovery activities post disaster

With the support of the British Red Cross

With the support of the British Red Cross

Flooding is an important risk throughout the UK with disastrous consequences, including psychological and physical effects; children are especially vulnerable. Recovery and even human recovery is a key part of the disaster management cycle. However, in the UK there is little evidence of specific support being provided to children following flooding. As a result, the principal research question in this dissertation is:

What is the role of the British Red Cross in national recovery activities supporting children following a flood?