One of the key messages of this year’s Challenge Poverty Week is that poverty affects us all and this means challenging women’s inequality at work. Women are more likely to be in poverty than men; women are more likely to experience in-work poverty; women find it harder to escape poverty and are more likely to experience persistent … Continue reading Still closing the gap
The conference was a collaboration between Community Work Ireland, CWI, the International Association for Community Development, IACD, and the Department of Social Studies Maynooth University (http://www.wcdc2018.ie). The setting was the spectacular Maynooth University campus set in historic Maynooth town, Ireland’s only university town, in County Kildare. The conference organisers had done a splendid job of … Continue reading Conference report Participation, power and progress: Community development towards 2030 — our analysis, our actions World Community Development Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, June 25-27, 2018
Abstract Young people are amoung the most affected and vulnerable groups in the HIV epidemic. Targeting young people in prevention strategies requires inclusive and participatory appraoches. This paper discusses a film production project that involved youths in a remote rural community in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. It explores some of the processes and … Continue reading Engaging youth in community action research: A visual methods approach to HIV and AIDS awareness
A brilliant short film about the work of IRAJ foundation in Pakistan and its director Irshad Ahmed Mughal. Using deep psychological understandings and grassroots community development craft Irshad is able to build on his extensive cultural respect and knowledge to forge peace and understanding between Islamic sects. View here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ii12bwRXEybjmUpid2tCb1LPBEmZyq7l/view
Executive Summary The USAID Promoting Resilience through Ongoing Participatory Engagement and Learning (PROPEL) program was designed to foster social cohesion and resilience in targeted communities in Jonglei, Lakes, and Eastern and Central Equatoria states in South Sudan. PROPEL provided material improvements in the lives of community members and at the same time strengthened the communities’ … Continue reading Community-Driven Development Methods for South Sudan: Key Findings and Recommendations.