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Ireland “determined to keep its shoulder to the wheel” on HIV & AIDS

The recent UN summit on HIV & AIDS shows Ireland continues to focus on the fight against HIV & AIDS. And we have some figures on how much of Ireland’s overseas aid programme is spent on HIV & AIDS work.

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Tracking Ireland’s funding commitment on HIV & AIDS and communicable diseases

Trying to assess how much Irish Aid spends on HIV & AIDS, as a result of the Taoiseach’s pledge to spend €100 million a year on communicable diseases, shows that Ireland still has a long way to go towards “aid transparency”

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2 October is International Day of Non-Violence.

Bayardo used to be part of a notorious gang in Nicaragua, living life dangerously day-to-day selling and using drugs. But with the help of Nicaraguan NGO CEPREV, he has left a life of crime behind.

CEPREV’s psychologists reach out to gang members in deprived neighbourhoods in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, by identifying key members of the community who can help them gain access to the gangs.

Today, after many years of support and counselling sessions, Bayardo’s life has been transformed. The former violent man helped to dismantle a gang, and is now a committed husband and father of two, and works as a painter and decorator.

Read more: http://www.christianaid.ie/whatwedo/partnerfocus/international-day-of-non-violence-gangs-in-nicaragua.aspx

#nonviolence #nicaragua #kenya #schools #education #girls #globaldev Photo 1: Noah Poole with his grandmothers, Catherina Phillips and Marie Brogan, from Co. Kildare. 
Photo 2: Neil Fogarty read WBN at the ploughing championships 
#ireland #ploughing #farming #globaldev #ploughingchampionships #Tanzania #ageing #citizenaction #peoplepower #advocacy #globaldev #worldsbestnews #positive #MDGs #globaldev #Mumbai #India #kenya #solar On 26 September, the World's Best News hit the streets of #Cork On 26 September, the World's Best News hit the streets of #Dublin. From grappling with runaway crocodiles to avoiding electrocution, a new mobile phone app aims to teach children across Asia how to stay safe when floods strike.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/14/game-thai-gaming-app-children-floods-child-play

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