Undervalued and unrecognised: the importance of women’s unpaid care work for the post-2015 agenda

International advocacy workshop opens up possibilities for collaboration on human rights, gender equality and unpaid care

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Across the world, unpaid care work is an obstacle for gender equality. These responsibilities, such as childcare and housework, fall disproportionately on women and girls.

The 68th World Health Assembly

The 68th session of the annual World Health Assembly (WHA) was opened in Geneva yesterday, May 18th, and will be taking place until May 26th, 2015. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), and it is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States. Its main functions are to determine the policies of the Organization, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget.

Spotlight series - KMCC

This week we turn our attention to the HIV/AIDS Knowledge Management and Communications Capacity (KMCC) Building initiative for our Spotlight series. The series profiles research organisations based in developing countries.

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Introductory guide to water resources and climate change

water landscape big The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) highlights how water is an essential crosscutting theme when addressing climate change. It provides new scientific evidence and a major advance about the likelihood of “a detectable human influence on the global water cycle since 1960”.

The Global Nutrition Report 2014: Actions and accountability to accelerate the world’s progress on nutrition

GNR4CoverThe Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the post-2015 world will require healthy and well-nourished populations that contribute to economic growth and equitable development in all countries and across the globe. Good nutrition is key to achieving the ambitious targets set out in the SDG framework, and improving nutrition remains a major challenge of the 21st century.

CSW marks 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

The 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) is taking place right now in New York. From 9-20 March 2015, world leaders and advocates for gender equality have been brought together at the United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss women’s empowerment and gender justice. This includes more than 1,100 NGOs and their 8,600 representatives.

Is there a Brazilian model of development?

Here, in our guest article, Professor Armando Barrientos and Dr. Ed Amann introduce the work of the International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa (IRIBA) and discuss whether Brazil has its own development model.

Brazil’s ascent to prominence on the international economic stage has been a prolonged affair. Perhaps the most curious feature of Brazil’s economic and political development has been an enduring discrepancy between the country’s size and obvious potential on the one hand, and its surprisingly low international profile on the other.

Reducing global violence by 50%

It is possible to reduce violence around the world by 50% in the next three decades, but only if we focus on cities - especially the most dangerous ones. That's the message delivered by Robert Muggah, research director of the Igarape Institute, at TED Global in October 2014. Robert has spent the past two decades working in cities wracked by conflict, crime and terrorism.