Lao RDR celebrating strategies seen through Women’s Eyes!

Women perspectives on Pro-Rural Poor Public and Private Partnership in Lao PDR. Best practices and successful strategies in Attapeu Province seen through women’s eyes. Hosted by the IFAD – Rural Livelihood Improvement Programme (RLIP), the second edition of the 5-days Learning Route on Pro-Rural Poor Public and Private Partnership started yesterday the 6th of May in Lao PDR. As small streams coming from 5 different provinces from Southern Laos (Champasak, Salavan, Attapeu, Savanakeli, … [Read more...]

Let's Move! Celerating 'Childcare'!

Week of June 16, 2011 First Lady Michelle Obama talks with children at the CentroNia Childcare Center in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton) THIS WEEK Happy Summer! Ok, I know it’s not the 21st yet, but we are almost there. And the hot summer-like weather isn’t slowing us down – we’re always busy at Let’s Move! Last week we announced the Let’s Move! Childcare Checklist. It’s a tool for parents and … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Grandma and Goliath

    Grandma and Goliath         Grandmother Takes on Oil Giant ...   Recently I read what can only be called a modern day David and Goliath story. The two contenders are an Ecuadorean grandmother whose modest home sits near marshes that are clogged with sticky oil for decades and Chevron. Maria Aguinda helped to bring a landmark judgment against Chevron for polluting the rain forest which she calls home. She spoke out against the US oil giant after it was fined $9.5 billion, among the … [Read more...]

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