Progress in Tanzania

The Livingstone Tanzania  Trust has just produced its 10th Newsletter highlighting progress made over the summer months. Check out the new library, the pig projects, our efforts to save the forest, electric free fridges and even a solar pasteurisation roof.  Newsletter 10 We hope you enjoy it and give us feedback and help. … [Read more...]

In historic move, UN creates single entity to promote women’s empowerment

2 July 2010 – In a bid to accelerate the empowerment of women, the General Assembly today voted unanimously to create a dynamic new entity merging four United Nations offices focusing on gender equality, a move hailed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other senior officials. “The newest member of the UN family has been born today,” Mr. Ban told the Assembly after it passed the resolution setting up the new UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, to be known as UN Women. Full text here United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe. … [Read more...]

the girl effect

Watch this video. It is simply a brilliant explanation of the powerful social and economic change brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate in their society.  The girl effect … [Read more...]