When Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi handed over a petition against child slavery to UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon, he did so with the support of half a million signatures and the backing of Education International.
For Gael Turine, a Brussels-based photographer who conducted a series of photography workshops for young Haitians organized by the Fondation Connaissance et Liberté, the Open Society foundation in Haiti, the Grand Rue in Haiti provided the perfect place for his students to hone their skills.
Free the Slaves investigates the extent of slavery in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's mining industry in this hard-hitting and informative video.
Today Daily Development talks to Mayra Gomez, Co-Director of the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR). Founded in 2010, the GI-ESCR seeks to advance the realization of economic, social and cultural rights throughout the world, tackling the endemic problem of global poverty through a human rights lens. We discuss in particular the work of the GI-ESCR to promote and protect women’s land and property rights in Africa.
There have been a number of discussions and consultations on the “localization” of the post-2015 agenda. As implied by the very concept of localizing, what it means will ultimately depend on the context and the specific characteristics of countries’ decentralization systems. A new note by the Overseas Development Institute discusses different possible meanings of this term and their practical implications for how local governments could use a new set of development goals.
Farmer Najibullah is looking with satisfaction at the start of the dusty gravelled Imam Shashnoor road in Kabuli village that connects to the asphalted road to Herat City. “Thanks to the construction of this road, we are now making some 50 percent more profit as we now earn a minimum of AFN 500 (about $8.60) per day,” he says. Farmers, like Najibullah, have benefited the most from the construction of the 10-kilometer Imam Shashnoor road, which started in June 2013 and finished in February 2014. What was previously a two-hour journey by motor vehicle now takes only 20 minutes.
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