Sustainable Development Goals

One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda (click here for information on different work streams). It was decided […]

Turning Policy into Action: One Adolescent’s On-the-Ground Activism

Julia Carter represents a new generation of young global activists. She eschewed the traditional high school-to-college path, choosing to devote two and a half years towards international travel and community service before college. She completed a Semester of Service with our partner organization Cause & Affect Foundation, served as a Fellow for Global Citizen Year in […]

Indigenous Women of Eco-villages in Orissa Asserts their Rights

Normally the voice of the Poor and Hard core poor in particular indigenous people is not being heard by government departments, because after 66 years of independence India, still these excluded groups are struggling for their livelihood. The grass root democracy and empowerment process of Gram Sabha and Palli sabha is not well recognized and […]

From Needs to Rights: The Transition Towards Rights- Based Humanitarianism and Empowerment in the Burmese Refugee Camps in Thailand

Dana MacLean Humanitarian Journalist. Freelance focused on a wide variety of topics, including food security, livelihoods, human rights issues, and natural disasters e-mail: dana.savannah@gmail.com / web: http://danasavannah.wordpress.com/ . From Needs to Rights: The Transition Towards Rights- Based Humanitarianism and Empowerment in the Burmese Refugee Camps in Thailand   By Dana MacLean   Center for Human Rights and Social Development […]

Volunteers Federation (Zimbabwe)

www.volunteersfederation.com VF’s Theme  Promoting Volunteerism For Sustainable Development.   Title of the document Profile of the organisation Target location of project Zimbabwe Target beneficiaries Volunteers, NGOs, Communities, Businesses, Leaders, Local Authorities, Government and Citizens of Zimbabwe Purpose of initiative Creating positive change, conducive platforms for volunteerism, strengthening and promoting volunteerism as the strongest backbone for […]

Livelihoods and Empowerment: A Case Study of Burmese Refugees in Thailand

 Dana MacLean Humanitarian Journalist. Freelance focused on a wide variety of topics, including food security, livelihoods, human rights issues, and natural disasters e-mail: dana.savannah@gmail.com / web: http://danasavannah.wordpress.com/ . Abstract: The research examines the transition from emergency relief and needs-based service delivery to sustainable human rights- based action by NGOs working in ten Burmese refugee camps in Thailand, that […]

Building Resilience Through the Child-to-Child Approach

Celine Woznica Director of Child-to-Child/Americas, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health e-mail: nanamericas@gmail.com web: www.child-to-child.org . Abstract: Resilience in children is the ability to recover from traumatic experiences and develop the skills to overcome future challenges. In dealing with adversities, children draw from personal strengths often divided into external (I have), internal (I am), […]

Are we learning enough life?

Anna Barchetti Durisch Mentor, public speaker and education specialist e-mail: anna@helioslife.org web: helioslife.org . A new paradigm for an effective and sustainable education system, going beyond teaching of mathematics and history. Are money and success the only factors, the only drives? Education for Life, Education for Happiness: these are the tools that can lead us towards a […]

Habilidades para la vida: una estrategia para promover la salud y el bienestar infantil y adolescente

  Juan Carlos Melero Trabaja para la Fundación EDEX e-mail: prevencion@edex.es   Resumen: La distribución mundial de la carga de morbilidad pone de manifiesto que, en el momento actual, los principales factores de riesgo responsables de las causas más frecuentes de pérdida de salud y muerte están relacionados con los estilos de vida. Por otra parte, el […]

A.B.S. – Azioni di Bassa Soglia. L’esperienza della città di Firenze.

  Eleonora Moscardi Associazione Insieme Onlus e-mail: ele.moscardi@gmail.com   Mara Marchitelli Associazione Insieme onlus e-mail: m_stella82@hotmail.com   Valentina Menzella Cooperativa Sociale CAT e-mail: vmenzella@yahoo.com Versione Spagnola Abstract: All’interno del quadro teorico relativo alla marginalità ed alla riduzione del danno la Regione Toscana promuove nella città di Firenze un nuovo progetto di lavoro di strada che […]

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