Posts tagged ‘Dochas’

Holding Hands with the Dalai Lama

Dóchas Programme Officer Hilary Minch reflects on His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s visit to Derry/Londonderry in April where he was attending the ‘Culture of Compassion’ event.

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The advocacy butterfly effect

Guest blog by Conor Quinn on a new campaign which seeks to raise public awareness on abuses of children’s rights.

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What you have been reading

Our top 11 articles on the blog.

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Seanad Éireann debates Ireland’s development policy

On 9 May, exactly one week after the Government launched its new “Policy for International Development”, the Seanad debated the new policy with Minister Joe Costello.

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Ireland’s overseas assistance generosity may yield longer-term economic benefits for the country

Dr. Pat McCloughan presents some new facts on Irish aid, and takes a fresh angle by looking at the longer-term economic benefits to Ireland from Ireland continuing to be proportionately generous in respect of overseas assistance.

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NGO Transparency in Action

On 2 May, Dóchas hosted a conference entitled “Initiate – Transparency In Action” to bring NGOs, academia, and Irish Aid representatives together to learn how the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) could help further strengthen transparency and Accountability in the sector.

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http://plataformaongd.pt/revista/Download.aspx?revista=%2FDocumentos%2FRevista%2FRevista_Plataforma_ONGD_Media_Desenvolvimento_Set_Out_2014.pdf Nothing ever changes in #Africa?

So wrong. 
See 
http://www.ourworldindata.org/roser/presentation/online/AfricaInData/AfricaInData.html#/2 A child born today has hugely better chances of reaching its 5th birthday than at any other time in human history!

Death rates of young children have dropped to record lows in
developing countries. 
Experts say there are two main reasons for the decrease:
They are improved government action, and simple protective health measures. Experts say the two have helped narrow the death rates between the richest and the poorest families.

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Photo: Oct. 4, 2006, #Pakistani hospital staff members attend newly born
babies in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil, File Read more at http://www.unicef.org/crc/index_73549.html Polio eradication programme reaches 'major milestone'. Experts from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) think a second of the three forms of poliovirus has been eliminated after mass vaccination campaigns.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30056311

#polio #health #vaccines “Good day Boys and Girls. How are you? Today’s lesson is on addition….” As schools are closed in Sierra Leone due to the outbreak of #Ebola, a Radio and TV Teaching Programme started in October, to help children access #education.

Read more at http://www.worldvision.ie/news/detail/despite-the-ebola.i-am-still-learning
Photo: Rugiatu Kamara, 12, who takes part in the distance learning programme in #SierraLeone. A shampoo that does not cost the Earth!

In January this year, L’Oréal announced its plan to become “free from deforestation” in the production of all its products by 2020 at the latest.

This is no easy task. L’Oréal bought 450 tonnes of crude palm oil last year and 60,000 tonnes of palm and palm derivatives that provide the detergent and foaming qualities of shampoos.

Pat Venditti, a senior forest campaigner at Greenpeace, says: “L’Oréal are doing what we’re expecting from other companies, which is drilling down into their supply chain, getting rid of any supply streams that might be involved in deforestation. They have made those commitments and to our observation they are being pursued and delivered.”
He says the drive to address this issue has come from public pressure. "Companies are recognising that the cost of being involved in rainforest destruction is higher than the cost of dealing with the problem.” "Ebola takes no holidays. Every day people are affected, so every day we work. And I am proud of the work we do.” - Fatimata Binta Jalloh, supervisor and dispatch, 117 call centre, #SierraLeone. 
The centre takes calls from across the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some 1,000 calls a day from people reporting suspected cases or deaths, but also looking for information on #Ebola.

Photo: WHO/C. Black #Philippines: Meet two women who have key role in revitalising nation on the anniversary of storm disaster.

Read more: http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/world-news/philippines-meet-two-women-who-4595195

Photo: Plumber, Evalyn Macasaet (34) and carpenter, Joan Cortez (32) pictured working on a house in #Tacloban City.

#Haiyan #disaster #upliftingnews #worldsbestnews "If we want to see change it should start from ourselves." said 14 year old Sumit from #Nepal.

Last year, Sumit was engaged to a 12-year old girl in his village, when he heard about the negative effects of #childmarriage at an ActionAid Children's club. As a result he called off the engagement, convinced his
parents to keep him in school and with a group of friends went door to door to tell everyone in the village what he had learned. There has been no child marriage in the village for the last year.

Child marriage is a huge problem in Nepal; with new data showing 7% of girls are married by age 10. As well as young brides and grooms missing out on an education, childbirth complications are the leading cause of death for girls ages 15 to 19 in developing countries. Sumit and thousandslike him are helping to put an end to this practice for good, thanks to Irish support. - See more at: http://www.actionaid.ie/2014/09/ending-child-marriage-together-nepal#sthas

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