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Interfaith Community Responses and Recommendations on the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative Consultation Document

Global Women's Project | Wed, Jan 20, 2010

Interfaith Community Responses and Recommendations on the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative Consultation Document

In response to U.S. plans for a Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, diverse faith communities concerned about the role of development in lifting people around the globe out of poverty encouraged the administration to focus on small-producers. Investments in small-producers in particular drive broadly-shared economic development and increase the food supply. With greater prosperity, the consequent higher effective demand for industrial and other goods would induce dynamics that would be a significant source of economic growth.
Why do Gender Issues Remain Problematic to Development Agencies?

Global Women's Project | Thu, Feb 15, 2007

Why do Gender Issues Remain Problematic to Development Agencies?

Women worldwide, as individuals and through the Women’s Movement, have expended enormous personal and professional energy to ensure that the issues of women in development were addressed in major institutions, such as the World Bank, the UN and all its agencies, and in development organizations both governmental and private. However, despite these advances, gender inequalities persist across all societies and in all institutions and sectors. A kind of gender fatigue has set in among many advocates and institutions, which prompts the central question of this article: Why has gender remained such a difficult issue in the international NGO development community?

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