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Revolutionary War Battles

Revolutionary War Battles | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
America's war for indpendence began on April 19, 1775, when the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts.

 

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S-Africa faults FG's explanations on seized $9.3m - Vanguard News

S-Africa faults FG's explanations on seized $9.3m - Vanguard News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
South Africa has rejected explanations by the Nigerian government on the $9.3m cash seized from two Nigerians and an Israeli citizen in a chartered private jet for the purpose of procuring arms for the Nigerian intelligence services.
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Stealing farms will not empower society - New Zimbabwe.com

Stealing farms will not empower society - New Zimbabwe.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Stealing farms will not empower society
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The irony of this is that the stated vision of the ZimAsset Plan is: “Towards an Empowered Society and a Growing Economy”.
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Engaging Asia’s Private Sector in Disaster Risk Management

Engaging Asia’s Private Sector in Disaster Risk Management | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
By Lisa Hook Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan and India since early September have resulted in some of the worst flooding in decades, requiring immediate relief response, as hundreds of people have already lost their lives and millions more are...

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Zimbabwe assumes SADC post: Whither democracy agenda? - Africa on the Blog

Zimbabwe assumes SADC post: Whither democracy agenda? - Africa on the Blog | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Follow Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe at the weekend assumed chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Next year he will assume a similar position with the African Union.
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New Mexico's poverty rate jumps in 2013; only one other state is poorer - Albuquerque Business First

New Mexico's poverty rate jumps in 2013; only one other state is poorer - Albuquerque Business First | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
New Mexico's poverty rate jumps in 2013; only one other state is poorer
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“These are people who are at 100 percent of the federal poverty level, which is considered extreme poverty,” Kayne told Albuquerque Business First.
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Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid for All: The 2015 United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme, Netherlands

The Fellowship Programme provides high-quality training by leading scholars and practitioners on a broad range of core subjects of international law (Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid for All: The 2015 United Nations International Law...
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Queen Rips “Scottish Bastards” in Angry Televised Address - The New Yorker

Queen Rips “Scottish Bastards” in Angry Televised Address - The New Yorker | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The New Yorker Queen Rips “Scottish Bastards” in Angry Televised Address The New Yorker LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—In an eleventh-hour development that could have an unpredictable effect on the vote to determine Scottish independence, Queen...
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Human rights NGOs’ reps apply to international organizations over Armenian citizen Karen Petrosyan’s death - Armenian News | Tert.am

Human rights NGOs’ reps apply to international organizations over Armenian citizen Karen Petrosyan’s death - Armenian News | Tert.am | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The representatives of human rights NGOs called upon the international organizations to be consistent to the issue of conduct of impartial and complete survey of the present case… (Human rights NGOs’ reps apply to international organizations...
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Israeli soldiers: from killing children to peacekeeping - Days of Palestine

Israeli soldiers: from killing children to peacekeeping - Days of Palestine | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
As the blood of Gaza children on the hands of the Israeli occupation troops has not dried yet, UN is to appoint an Israeli Major to organise peacekeeping.
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Drug abuse, threat to national development —Soyinka

DRUG abuse and illicit trafficking are threat to socio-economic and national development, Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Olaokun Soyinka, has...
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Post-2015 Development Agenda and Human Rights Integration - Diplomatic Courier

Post-2015 Development Agenda and Human Rights Integration - Diplomatic Courier | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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In establishing the post-2015 development agenda, the international community has a tremendous opportunity to reform international development processes.
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10 reasons for a shorter working week from Anna Coote of the New Economics Foundation - Womanthology

10 reasons for a shorter working week from Anna Coote of the New Economics Foundation - Womanthology | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Anna Coote, Head of Social Policy at the New Economics Foundation gives Womanthology 10 reasons for a shorter working week (Shorter working week helps tackle gender inequalities, plus 9 more reasons @NEF @WomanthologyUK
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Tracking Zambia's 50 National Budgets - AllAfrica.com

Tracking Zambia's 50 National Budgets - AllAfrica.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Tracking Zambia's 50 National Budgets AllAfrica.com Thus when one looks out of the economic window, the huge army of unemployed youths and workers whose wages lack any real purchasing power, these are the results of five decades of percentage...
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Exploring the Future of Technology & Learning in Developing Countries

Exploring the Future of Technology & Learning in Developing Countries | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Join Michael Trucano (World Bank) and Ronda Zelezny-Green (GSMA) and the wider EduTech community in the Netherlands in a conversation on the future of technology use in education and learning in developing countries.
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Is West Africa the Next Cross-border Destination?

Is West Africa the Next Cross-border Destination? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Favorable macro-economic climate across West Africa means that growth is likely to accelerate above 7% in the next year, compared with 5.7% for the continent as a whole.


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West Africa now the fastest growing region on the continent

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NGOs submit letter to international organizations on Armenian captive's death - Panorama.am

NGOs submit letter to international organizations on Armenian captive's death - Panorama.am | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
NGOs submit letter to international organizations on Armenian captive's death Panorama.am The representatives of human rights NGOs asked the above-mentioned international organizations to take all possible measures within their capacity to ensure a...
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9 Clever Newspaper Research Techniques for Genealogy

9 Clever Newspaper Research Techniques for Genealogy | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Follow Me (RT @marksology: 9 Clever Newspaper Research Techniques for #Genealogy http://t.co/IRfdinc5fJ)
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The feeding component in rural and peri-urban smallholder pig systems in Uganda

The feeding component in rural and peri-urban smallholder pig systems in Uganda | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This poster, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, presents findings from a study by ILRI to characterize the pig feeding systems in Uganda in terms of the use of local feed resources and gen...
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Mugabe and the SADC Chairmanship

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AFRICA By Chamba neChiutsi Could it be that Khama is taking a play from Mugabe’s playbook on attacking the media and rival politicians? It has been almost a month since Mugabe was appointed chairma...
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It's time NGOs admit aid isn't going to 'save' Africa

It's time NGOs admit aid isn't going to 'save' Africa | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The UK is a world leader in development aid. It's also a leader in greenhouse gas emissions, tax haven networks, and taking corporate profits out of Africa – which cause far more poverty there than aid relieves. Yet, the continent is often portrayed as "needing our help" and the question we must answer is what role have international NGOs – including my own, Health Poverty Action – played in portraying Africa as a continent in need of help?

Last week, along with 12 other UK and African NGOs, we published research that attempts to challenge the dominant narrative around aid and development. Our report quantifies the total resource flows in and out of Africa. It shows that Africa is losing £192bn to the rest of the world each year, while only £134bn flows in. This means Africa suffers a net loss of £58bn a year.

And against the £192bn annual losses, aid puts back less than £30bn. It's a tiny part of the picture – and clearly no solution to the regular and systematic impoverishment of a continent. Yet raising money, whether as government aid or charity donations, is what most development NGOs bang on about more than anything else.

This distorted communication implies aid is the answer. But the true figures highlight the dishonesty of the aid narrative, which portrays Africa as the grateful beneficiary of the rich world's generosity, and its hope for the future resting on how charitable we choose to be. To reinforce this perception – or to fail to challenge it – is to perpetuate a lie, and one that causes profound damage to the cause of poverty eradication.

First, it undermines public solidarity. Is it any wonder that the public have become tired and disillusioned when for years they have been told their donations and taxes are alleviating poverty in Africa, yet an end to poverty is nowhere in sight?

Second, it re-enforces power imbalances between north and south – consolidating perceptions of the poor and unproductive Africans dependent on their northern 'saviours'.

Worst of all, it diverts attention from the real issue – that the UK plays a key role in the theft of Africa's resources. Through the actions of its inadequately regulated multinational companies, its contributions to climate change, giving parts of its aid as loans that contribute to the debt crisis, and its network of tax havens through which it facilitates the looting of billions from Africa each year.

As NGOs we have constantly reinforced and validated this narrative. There has been – and is – an overwhelming tendency in the sector to lead with a focus on aid: how much it should be and what it should be spent on. These debates came to a head in the run-up to the 2013 budget, when (despite the budget being condemned by UK poverty groups) the international NGO sector warmly applauded the Chancellor for committing to meet the 0.7 target – a target that did nothing to change the UK's role in creating that poverty in the first place.

By holding this tiny gesture up as a heroic victory, the sector reinforced the perception that aid is the key tool in the fight against poverty, and wrongly validated the UK government's self-proclaimed image as the heroic saviour of the poor.

We (and I repeat, I'm including myself and Health Poverty Action too) have become part of the problem. Speaking up about resources between Africa and the rich world is not just a call to action to government, but also to ourselves.

So what do we do about it?

To start with, we need to end our obsession with 0.7%. With little time and space to talk about global poverty, when we get the chance we need to focus on what can really make poverty history. And that's not aid.

We have to examine our communications with the public, and be honest about what £3 a month can and can't do. We have a duty to those we purport to work on behalf of, and to our own public, to tell the truth. And the truth is the UK takes far more from Africa than it gives in aid. Africa subsidises us, not the other way around. The solution is to stop those losses, that drain of resources, not divert attention away from it by demands for aid and charity appeals.

We need to look at our own internal structures, policies and practices – in our campaign collations, and inside our organisations. We can't expect to change the power imbalances that create mass poverty in the world while retaining similar imbalances within our own partnerships.

Finally, the sector needs to shift the development debate to holding our government to account for its role in the global poverty. There are already impressive campaigns on tax and climate change – the sector needs to unite behind these. Yet challenging the government on their actions, while simultaneously congratulating them for their aid just doesn't make sense. It is the paradox at the very heart of the sector that undermines all that we are trying to achieve. Justice for Africa requires action to stop the resources being taken out. Let's focus on that.

Martin Drewry is director of Health Poverty Action. Along with others he's set up the Progressive Development Forum. Follow @HealthPoverty on Twitter

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The Ebola crisis: reversing development gains in Liberia | UNDP

The Ebola crisis: reversing development gains in Liberia | UNDP | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
How is the #Ebola crisis reversing development gains in #Liberia & what can be done about it? http://t.co/yY1DpVN9mw #EbolaResponse
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Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge - The Denver Post

Telegraph.co.uk Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge The Denver Post Balloons held by Yes supporters float next to balloons and posters held by No supporters after a No campaign event where a number of speeches were made by different...
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International aid group says 3 million Syrian children not attending school because of war | Sievenews.com

International aid group says 3 million Syrian children not attending school because of war - http://t.co/zy7T6dJIlN
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Joice Mujuru Demanded the UZ Doctorate, Jukwa Says - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News

Joice Mujuru Demanded the UZ Doctorate, Jukwa Says - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Joice Mujuru Demanded the UZ Doctorate, Jukwa Says ZimEye - Zimbabwe News Joice Mujuru who was handed a Ph.d certificate last week, had actually on the very day simply called the University of Zimbabwe demanding to be conferred and she was...
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Information Warfare: Marxist News Values In China - Strategy Page

Information Warfare: Marxist News Values In China - Strategy Page | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Information Warfare: Marxist News Values In China
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September 17, 2014: In late August the Chinese government issued a public demand that all Chinese journalists learn “Marxist news values”.
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