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Index February 2011

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2011-02-01: Welcome and Info space World Social Forum Extended;
2011-02-01: Global Voices;
2011-02-01: International Migration Organization IMO;
2011-02-02: Monde en Tête – réflechir, ressentir, agir;
2011-02-02: Quantum Future Group QFG;
2011-02-02: African Human Rights Resource Centre;
2011-02-03: Chicky Net – the social network for women living in Thailand;
2011-02-03: Viva Network – together for children;
2011-02-03: Christian Care Foundation CCD;
2011-02-04: Council on Social Work Education CSWE;
2011-02-04: International Association of Schools of Social Work IASSW;
2011-02-05: Freedom;
2011-02-05: Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality IANWGE;
2011-02-05: UN Women Watch;
2011-02-06: Action des chrétiens pour l’abolition de la torture – ACAT France;
2011-02-06: Duang Prateep Foundation DPF;
2011-02-07: Diversity Institute;
2011-02-07: First Amendement Center;
2011-02-07: Fédération des Amis de la Morale Laïque FAML asbl;
2011-02-08: Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique INRP;
2011-02-08: Chips Quinn Scholars;
2011-02-08: Global Initiative to End all Corporal Punishment of Children;
2011-02-09: Travel to Teach;
2011-02-09: VolunThai – Volunteers for Thailand;
2011-02-10: International Consortium for International Social Development ICSD;
2011-02-10: International Federation of Social Workers IFSW;
2011-02-10: Newseum;
2011-02-11: Universal Human Rights Index UHRI of United Nations Documents;
2011-02-11: Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding ICP;
2011-02-11: Chirurgie Esthétique Paris – Dr Jacques Derhy;
2011-02-12: BITO DOUALA;
2011-02-12: european network for the prevention and eradication of harmful traditional practices –;
2011-02-12: Save the Children;
2011-02-13: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development JAFSCD;
2011-02-13: International Women’s Health Program IEHP;
2011-02-13: Network Institute for Democratic Globalisation NIDG;
2011-02-14: Transform!Europe;
2011-02-14: Open FSM;
2011-02-14: European Trade Union Confederation ETUC;
2011-02-15: Social Work Cafe SWC;
2011-02-15: information for practice;
2011-02-15: Social Work Policy Institute SWPI;
2011-02-16: Circumcision Information and Resource Pages CIRP;
2011-02-16: Association Philolab;
2011-02-16: European Data Center for Work and Welfare EDACwowe;
2011-02-17: Africa Educational Trust AET;
2011-02-17: AfricaEducation;
2011-02-17: Education Africa;
2011-02-18: Open and Distance Learning ODL – Knowledge Base;
2011-02-18: Open and Distance Learning Quality Council ODL QC;
2011-02-18: Commonwealth of Learning COL;
2011-02-19: African Child Policy Forum ACPF;
2011-02-19: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa SIHA Network;
2011-02-19: the cut;
2011-02-20: Risk;
2011-02-20: Sini Sanuman / Healthy Tomorrow;
2011-02-20: Danish Association against FGM;
2011-02-21: No Peace Without Justice;
2011-02-21: International Conference on ITC (6th) for Development, Education and Training / eLearning Africa;
2011-02-21: eLearning Africa Scholarship Trust EAST;
2011-02-22: Hands On Scotland;
2011-02-22: NHS fife;
2011-02-22: Barnado’s – believe in children;
2011-02-23: Article 2 website resp. Human Rights;
2011-02-23: Asian Legal Resource Centre ALRC;
2011-02-23: Asian Human Rights Commission AHRC;
2011-02-24: Community Projets Africa;
2011-02-24: Association for Community Empowerment and Development ACEDE Tanzania;
2011-02-24: Social Work Search Engine;
2011-02-25: WADI – Verband für Krisenhilfe und solidarische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit;
2011-02-25: Virtual Training Suite;
2011-02-25: Katrine A. Kendall Institue KAKI for international social work education;
2011-02-26: U.S. Census Bureau;
2011-02-26: TaskForce;
2011-02-26: Playfield Institute;
2011-02-27: Democratic Control of Armed Forces DCAF;
2011-02-27: Human Security Report Project HSRP – Human Security Gateway;
2011-02-27: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SIDA;
2011-02-28: Centre neuchâtelois d’integration professionnelle CNIP;
2011-02-28: Protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation FGM;
2011-02-28: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ICRISAT.


See also our pages:

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ICRISAT

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Science with a human face

… ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics has over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture … (full text about us).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Crops; Genebank; Research; Impacts; Products, Innovations; Slideshow; Publications; Board;
Addresses: (1 of 7): ICRISAT, Patancheru ,502324, Andhra Pradesh, India;

Strategic Plan to 2020: Ending pessimism in the tropical drylands: Dryland agriculture has long been viewed with pessimism and hopelessness.  Continue Reading…

Protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation FGM

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in german/auf deutsch: Schutz von Patenmädchen vor Genitalverstümmelung.

The organisations have the power and the potential to guarantee the immediate protection of sponsored girls in a simple, effective and even measurable way. They only have to admit the following:

  • Female genital mutilation is NOT to be tolerated, under NO condition.
  • Every single sponsored girl has a right to be protected from genital mutilation.
  • This right is strictly to be guaranteed, not only to fulfill the responsibility towards the sponsored girls, but also towards you as the donors – to whom the organisations are obliged to grant the highest possible results form the invested money … (full text the solutions).

english Homepage;
Who we are, 4 pdf pages; About; What can you do; Press/Reactions;
Imprint; Contacts.

The Problem: A lot of harm, sufferance and death in African, Arabian and Asian countries is not caused by external influence like hunger, aridity or illnesses. It is caused by the people themselves – and is therefore totally avoidable.   Continue Reading…

Centre neuchâtelois d’integration professionnelle CNIP

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The Neuenburg Centre for Professional Integration – site only in french

  • Short text in english: CNIP– school and company at once – is an institution for instruction and reintegration, an integration effort which serves the population that lives there on several levels. It serves to answer the requirements of the locally rooted industry and is orientated towards the needs of the local population. Unemployed people, retired people IV, and people who are not integrated into work life can find their way back into professional life thanks to a training at CNIP. That gives them the opportunity to solve their social and financial problems and to live an independent life … (full description in english in this article on Current Concerns, no. 3, February 2011).
  • Bienvenue au CNIP: Depuis 15 ans déjà, le Centre neuchâtelois d’intégration profes- sionnelle est actif dans la formation et l’aide à la réinsertion de personnes peu ou pas qualifiées, dans les domaines de la mécanique, de l’assemblage/soudage, de l’électro- technique, du polissage, de la logistique et de l’horlogerie. (Accueil).

Formation; Sous-traitance; Aide à l’insertion/réinsertion; Publications; Evènements; Partenariats; Produits; Management qualité; Liens;
Adresse: CNIP – Centre Neuchâtelois d’Intégration Professionnelle, Site Dubied 12, Case Postale 176, CH-2108 Couvet/Switzerland;

Politique de confidentialité: Le CNIP respecte et protège votre vie privée. Veuillez prendre note des aspects ci-après de notre politique de confidentialité :  Continue Reading…

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SIDA

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in swedish

  • Sida is an authority under the jurisdiction of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Swedish government manages our operations and we perform the assignments we receive to achieve the targets of Sweden’s development assistance policy.
  • The government’s guidelines describe in brief how Sida should perform its work … (full text How we are governed).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
How we operate; Research Committee; Budget, Report; Countries, Regions; Jobs; Conferences; Publications; FAQs; For Partners;
Addresses (1 of 3): SIDA Headquarters, Valhallavägen 199, 105 25 Stockholm, SWEDEN;

About /Organization: Sida works according to directives of the Swedish Parliament and Government to reduce poverty in the world.  Continue Reading…

Human Security Report Project HSRP – Human Security Gateway

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an initiative of Human Security Research Group HSRP – aussi en français: portailsur la sécurité humaine.

  • The Human Security Report Project HSRP is an independent research centre affiliated with Simon Fraser University SFU in Vancouver, Canada. Formerly located at the University of British Columbia and known as the Human Security Centre, the HSRP joined SFU in May of 2007 … (about 1/2).
  • The Human Security Gateway is a research and information database regrouping electronic and bibliographic resources on human security (Homepage).

Search Instructions; Customized Updates; Staff; Jobs; Submit Link to article; Donors;
Gateways: regional, by country; by topic;
Other related websites: School for International Studies of the Simon Fraser University;
Address: Human Security Report Project, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Suite 7200—515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC V6B 5K3, Canada;

About 2/2: … The HSRP tracks global and regional trends in organized violence, their causes and consequences.  Continue Reading…

Democratic Control of Armed Forces DCAF

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a centre for security, development and the rule of law

DCAF is an international foundation established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss Confederation, as the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces DCAF contributes to enhancing security sector governance  SSG (see Google search for SSG) through security sector reform SSR … (about 1/2 /who we are).
See also the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces on wikipedia.

What we do; Where we work; Publications; News; Staff;
Partners: GSSR Training, ISSAT Team,, Horizon 2015, UN and SSR;
Addresses (2 of 7): 1): Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces DCAF, P.O.Box 1360, CH-1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland;
2): DCAF, Rue de Chantepoulet 11, CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland;

About 2/2 /who we are: … The Centre’s work to support effective, efficient security sectors which are accountable to the state and its citizens is underpinned by the acknowledgement that security, development and the rule of law are essential preconditions for sustainable peace.  Continue Reading…

Playfield Institute

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  • Playfield Institute was set up in 2005 by NHS Fife in direct response to the recommendations made by the Scottish Needs Assessment Programme SNAP, the Report of Children and Young People’s Mental Health.
  • The report indicated that many of those working with children and young people needed further training and support when dealing with mental health issues … (about 1/2 /why we started).

News; Training; Information; Research; Programmes; Needs Assessment Report on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 88 pdf-pages;
Map and Address: Playfield Institute, Stratheden Hospital, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5RR, UK;

About 2/2 … /Who is the Institute for: Playfield Institute is a resource for anyone working with children and young people (for example: school nurses, social workers, teachers, foster carers, etc).  Continue Reading…


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in german: Task Force für effekitve Prävention von Genitalverstümmelung.

  • Did you know that, in Germany, there are up to 50.000 underage girls in danger of becoming a victim of genital mutilation?
  • And did you know that up to 80% of these girls (e.g. from Ethiopia, Egypt, the Gambia) in fact become victims – mainly during “vacation trips” to their parents’ home countries?
  • Our nationwide network aims secure and measurable protection of children against mutilation – because every girl has the right to be protected against this avoidable act of violence. With /Patenmä
  • We are campaigning for protection for up to 400,000 sponsored girls in development projects who are helplessly delivered to FGM by now … (english Page: Welcom at our TaskForce FGM 1/2).

Our demands; Prevention Campaign, 16 pdf pages; Situation; Service; only in german: News; Your help online;
Address: TaskForce for effective prevention of FGM, PO Box 30 42 70, D-20325 Hamburg, Germany;

Welcome at our TaskForce FGM 2/2: … Thanks to substantial analysis, we are able to not only describe the situation of endangered girls in Germany, but also the mechanisms that currently prevent both the protection of the girls as well as the prosecution of the criminal acts.  Continue Reading…

US Census Bureau

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  • Our Mission: To serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy … ;
  • Our Authority: The United States Census Bureau operates under Title 13 and Title 26 of the U.S. Code;
  • Our Goal: To provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality, and cost for the data we collect and services we provide.
  • … (about /what we do 1/2).

Who we are; Subjects A to Z; Caralog; Informatiuon Quality; People/Household; Data Access Tools; Publications; News; Related sites;
Address: 1): Via U.S. Postal Service (USPS): U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, USA;
2): Via private carriers (FedEx, DHL, UPS, couriers and suppliers):  U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746, USA;

About /what we do 2/2: … What Data We Collect & When:   Continue Reading…

Katrine A. Kendall Institue KAKI for international social work education

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a CSWE’s initiative

Linked on our blogs with Council on Social Work Education CSWE.

The Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education strives to prepare educators, researchers, students, and practitioners for an increasingly global community through its programs and initiatives. Established with contributions to an endowment in honor of international social work icon Dr. Katherine A. Kendall, the Institute promotes standards of excellence for international social work to integrate related concepts into social work curricula and seeks to enrich perspectives, understandings, collaboration, and networking within the social work community … (about 1/2).

International KAKI /Homepage;
Resources; Fellowships; Advisories; Calendar; International Careers; International NGOs;
Address: KAKI, c/o CSWE, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457, USA;

About 2/2: … /Facilitating Global Collaboration: Continue Reading…

Virtual Training Suite

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  • The Virtual Training Suite aims to help university students to develop Internet research skills to assist with their university coursework and assignments.
  • We offer over 60 free Internet tutorials, each covering Internet research skills for a different subject – there’s one for most of the subjects taught in UK universities, with a few extras covering skills that are relevant across disciplines.
  • The tutorials are written, reviewed and regularly updated by a national team of UK university lecturers and librarians … (What 1/2).

Homepage and links to tutorials;
Blog; Who runs the Virtual Training Suite; Future Plans; Support Materials; … for lecturers/librarians;
The Internet for Social Policy is part of the Virtual Training Suite, as a set of Internet tutorials;
Contact online and feedback.

What is the Virtual Training Suite 2/2: … Find out which Web sites they recommend, and get some authoritative and reliable advice from these experienced Internet researchers.  Continue Reading…

WADI – Verband für Krisenhilfe und solidarische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

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WADI fördert seit 1992 Programme der Selbsthilfe im Nahen Osten – in Israel, Jordanien und dem Irak. Im Zentrum stehen Projekte, die konkrete Hilfe mit den Rechten und Fähigkeiten der Einzelnen verbinden: Rehabilitationsprojekte für Langzeitstrafgefangene, Alphabetisierungs-Programme, Bildung und Ausbildung von Frauen, öffentliche Aufklärung über und Kampf gegen häusliche Gewalt an Frauen und Mädchen sowie Kampagnen gegen weibliche Genitalverstümmlung … (über WADI 1/2).

Projekte; News; Hintergrund; Materialien; Presse; Spenden;
Addressen: 1): WADI e.V., Herborner Str. 62, D-60439 Frankfurt a. M., German;
2): Wadi Office Iraq, Dabashan, Sec. 116, St. 28, House 119, Opposite to Khalat Secondary School, Suleymaniah Kurdistan, Iraq;

Ueber WADI 2/2: … Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe: Jede wirksame Veränderung konkreter Verhältnisse fußt auf der eigenverantwortlichen Entscheidung von Individuen.  Continue Reading…

Social Work Search Engine

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Welcome to Social Work Search! Social Work Search has been online since 1996 providing a number of free services to the Social Work and related professions. Social Work Search is also the largest online database of Social Work and related field websites. You can browse websites by category or keyword(s) … (full text Homepage).

Webring; Top 50; Most popular; News; Request changes; Link to us; Add a job posting; Add a website;
Contact online.

About 2/2: In early 1995 Tom Cleereman’s Social Work Site was created. The founder, Thomas Cleereman, MSW created the website to provide information and links to other websites of interest to social workers and other helping professionals.  Continue Reading…

Association For Community Empowerment and Development ACEDE Tanzania

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  • It is a Non-Governmental Organization established in April 2004 and registered since June 27, 2005 as a Tanzanian NGO under the Non-Governmental Organizations Act of 2002, with the registration number 00NGO/0866. It is recognized by the Tanzania Revenue Authority as Taxpayer with TIN 105. 012. 896.
  • ACEDE operates in mainland Tanzania with its headquarters located in Tanga and was started by nine individuals involved in community development and living in Tanga and Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) as well as Ohio (USA) … (about 1/2).

On-Going Activities; Future Plamns; ACEDE Achievements; Reports; Join; Team; Partners;

About 2/2 … /Vision: To have a Tanzanian society free from poverty and any form of discrimination.  Continue Reading…

Community Projets Africa

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  • Community Projects Africa was set up in 2003 in response to a visit to Tanzania by CPA founder, Joy Skipper. Since then, CPA has grown in strength and relies on the support of a number of volunteers …
  • … CPA works very closely with the Non Governmental Organisation, the Association For Community Empowerment and Development (ACEDE), in Tanzania.
  • We believe that working with such a local organisation significantly contributes to the success and sustainability of long term community projects, ensuring that all projects are backed and supported by the local people … (full text Who).
  • See also ACEDE Tanzania.

Countries; Projects; Get involved; Sponsors; Donate;
Address: Community Projects Africa, Aldenham, 2 Deer Park Lane, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9HD, UK;

What: Community Projects Africa has the following objectives and through these aims, believe that we can contribute towards supporting impoverished communities.  Continue Reading…

Asian Human Rights Commission AHRC

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in many languages – Linked on our blogs with Asian Legal Resource Centre ALRC, and with Article 2 website resp. Human Rights

Principles Guiding AHRC Programmes:

  • Victims-directed approach must be combined with structural reforms needed to prevent human rights abuse and to promote rights;
  • Protest work will be combined with a community-based approach. In this, building of a support base in church and religious groups will be given priority;
  • UN-directed approach must be combined with regional and country based human rights promotional activities;
  • Human rights promotion must be combined with promotion of democracy and rule of law;
  • The issues of poverty eradication, gender equality, caste, indigenous peoples’ and minorities’ rights must be brought into all programmes. (about AHRC 1/2).

Campaigns; Investigatives; Resources; Publications; Blogs; Newsletters; Issues; Countries; Take Action; Donate;
Address: Asian Human Rights Commission AHRC, Unit 701A, Westley Square, 48 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, KLN, Hong Kong, China;
Contacts online.

About 2/2 – /Objectives of the AHRC: The AHRC seeks to achieve the following objectives: Continue Reading…

Asian Legal Resource Centre ALRC

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Linked on our blogs with Asian Human Rights Commission AHRC, and with Article 2 website resp. Human Rights

  • The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) is an NGO having General Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The ALRC was founded in 1986 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. It is a body committed to the development of legal self-reliance and empowerment of people. It will place particular emphasis in its work on the areas of cultural, social and economic rights and the right of development. ALRC will work closely with and support regional, national, and local groups involved in this field, taking care, at the same time, to protect the autonomy and independence of such groups … (about 1/2).
  • ALRC on wikipedia.

Universal Periodic Review; Alternative Reports to UN; Programmes; Guidelines; Legal Instruments; Related Documents; Staff; Links;
Address: Asian Legal Resource Centre, #701A Westley Square, 48 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hongkong S.A.R.;

About 2/2 /… The Centre will promote the development of, and support specific legal service and resource programmes promoting self-help at the local level. Continue Reading…

Article 2 website resp. Human Rights

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a publication of the Asian Human Rights Commission AHRC and the Asian Legal Resource Centre ALRC – Linked on our blogs with Asian Human Rights Commission AHRC, and with Asian Legal Resource Centre ALRC.

  • … Article 2 is published by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), an independent regional non-governmental organisation holding general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. ALRC seeks to strengthen and encourage positive action on legal and human rights issues at local and national levels throughout Asia.
  • ALRC invites submissions to article 2 by interested persons and organisations concerned with implementation of human rights standards in the region … (about article 2 1/2).

Homepage Article 2, resp. Homepage Human Rights;
Editorial Board; Launch; Special reports; Search; Archives; Suggestions; This (latest) issue;
Address: Asian Legal Resource Centre, Unit 701A, Westley Square, 48 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, KLN, Hong Kong, China;

About Article 2 website: … article 2 aims at the practical implementation of human rights. In this it recalls article 2 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ICCPR*, which reads:  Continue Reading…

Barnado’s – believe in children

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Barnardo’s believes in children, no matter who they are. Discover the history of the UK’s leading children charity, including the work of Dr Thomas Barnardo. Meet Anne Marie Carrie, our Chief Executive and HRH Duchess of Cornwall, our President and find out why they believe in children … (who we are).

Commission us; Our servicers; Resources; News, Events; Get involved; FAQs; Donate;
Map and Address: Barnardo’s Head Office, Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 1QG, UK;

What we believe: Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. Continue Reading…

NHS fife

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Improving Services: The NHS in Fife is working to improve services with the involvement and support of the public, our partners in other NHS Boards, Fife Council and voluntary agencies (Community, Health Services, Hospitals, Resourcres, News and Events). We will continue to inform and consult local people at the earliest possible stages on developments … (about 1/2).

Community; Health Services; Hospitals; Resourcres; News and Events; Freedom of Information; Vacancies; Links;
Address: , Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, KIRKCALDY, Fife KY2 5AH, UK;

About 2/2: … As a large rural area with varied geography and several centres of population, there are particular challenges to meet the health needs of the people of Fife.  Continue Reading…

Hands On Scotland

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a toolkit of helpful responses to encourage children and young people’s emotional wellbeing

  • The HandsOnScotland Toolkit is a resource for anybody working with or caring for children and young people. It gives practical information and tools to help you respond helpfully to troubling behaviours and to help children and young people to flourish.
  • The toolkit is arranged into two sections – the Troubling Behaviours section and the Flourishing section … (about the toolkit 1/2).

Topic Index: Flourishing, Troubling; How to use it; Action Plan; References; 2009 report, 56p pdf; SNAP report, 88p pdf;

About the toolkit 2/2 … /Troubling Behaviours section: The Troubling Behaviours section was the first section to be completed and was launched on 6 June 2007. It was developed by Playfield Institute, in partnership with Barnardo’s and the University of Dundee /School of NursingContinue Reading…

eLearning Africa Scholarship Trust EAST

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supporting African participation – Linked with International Conference on ITC (6th) for Development, Education and Training / eLearning Africa.

Our mission is to make a lasting positive impact on education in Africa. We do so by investing in Africa’s educators, practitioners and research communities and leveraging the potential that Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) can offer … (mission 1/2).

Programmes; Partnership; News; Support us; The Conference and its Press release;
Addresses: 1): eLearning Africa Scholarship Trust, Kampus Towers 4th Floor, University Way, Po Box 746-00100, Nairobi, Kenya;
2): EAST, Leibnizstrasse 32, 10625 Berlin, Germany;

Mission 2/2: … What makes this Trust unique is our focus on the richness of Africa, not its poverty. We believe that Africa is on the move and that African people are the key to its prosperity. Continue Reading…

International Conference on ITC (6th) for Development, Education and Training / eLearning Africa

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at Mlimani Vity Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 25-27 2011 – hosted by ICWE Africa – voir aussi en français

Linked with Wyse Supports eLearning Africa with Platinum Sponsorship, and with eLearning Africa Scholarship Trust EAST

  • eLearning Africa attracts over 1400 participants from about 80 countries, with more than 80% coming from Africa … //
  • eLearning Africa is the most comprehensive annual meeting place for everyone concerned with developing eLearning capacities in Africa. Meet other decision makers and practitioners from the education, business and government sectors and forge essential international contacts and partnerships.
  • eLearning Africa enables participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities … (full text Participants).

Registration; Programme; Partners; Organisers; Media; Photo Competition 2011; Press release en pdf;

6th International Conference on ITC for Development, Education and Training: Meeting the networking needs of the pan-African eLearning and distance education sector, the annual eLearning Africa conference is the key networking venue for practitioners and professionals from Africa and all over the world.  Continue Reading…

No Peace Without Justice

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also in italiano

No Peace Without Justice is an international non-governmental organisation born of a campaign of the Transnational Radical Party and is now constituent association and a member of the Senate of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty, an NGO with General (Category I) consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC.  NPWJ is also a founding member of the Steering Committee of the NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court, the Italian civil society partner in the Democracy Assistance Dialogue, the host of the International Campaign for a United Nations Ban on FGM, and acts as the international secretariat of Justice Rapid Response. (see notice down of each page).

Programs; Publications; News; Blog; Events; Join;
Address (1 of 3): No Peace Without Justice, Rue du Pépin 54, B‑1000 Brussels, Belgium;

About: Campaigning for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights, Democracy, the Rule of Law and International Justice. Continue Reading…

Danish Association against FGM

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in Dansk: Forening Mod Pikeomskæring, in Somali.

  • The Association against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was established on 17 August 2002 by a number of resource people and experts working to prevent FGM in Denmark. One of the driving forces behind the association was the women’s organisation Zonta, Denmark, who played an important part during the set up of the association … (about the Organisation 1/2).

english Homepage;
Lokal Networks; FAQs; Links; – only in Dansk: Forside; Nyheder;Viden om (Advice);
Address: Foreningen mod Pigeomskæring, Rosenørns allé 12, 1634 København, Denmark;
Contact online.

About the Organisation 2/2: … The association came as a natural follow-up on the information campaigns against FGM organised by the Danish National Board of Health during the late 90ies. Two of the active participants in the campaigns were the Danish Family Planning Association and Save the Children, Denmark and consequently they became natural partners of the association.  Continue Reading…

Sini Sanuman / Healthy Tomorrow

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aussi en Français

  • Stop Excision! – Sini Sanuman is dedicated to stopping female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as excision, in Mali and world-wide … //
  • … Six villages have collectively abandoned the practice of excision, celebrating their decisions with ceremonies that we helped them organize.
  • Over 100 former excisers have agreed to give up the practice. Many of them are helping spread the word. (full text english Homepage).

Who we are; What we do (15 items); Get involved; Links;
Addresses: 1): Sini Sanuman, BP:E 4829, Bamako, Mali;
2): Healthy Tomorrow, 14 William Street, Somerville, MA 02144, USA;

About FGM: Female genital mutilation, FGM, has been practiced traditionally for centuries. Predominantly found in Africa, it is also prevalent in parts of Southeast Asia and the Middle East.   Continue Reading…


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also in Af-soomaali, Amharic, Français, Svenska, Tigrinja

  • RISK is the Swedish acronym for the national association for ending female genital mutilation (FGM). It is a nongovernmental organization that has no political or religious affiliation.
  • Persons from different countries began coming to Sweden in the 1970s in increasing numbers. Many came with nothing more than their small hand luggage, but everyone came with the whole of his/her culture and tradition. One tradition that accompanied some of them was the practice of FGM … (full text about).

Facts; Members; Links;
Contact (get in touch).

FGM – Female Genital Mutilation: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice of violence against the body of the female person. But it is not carried out with the intention of doing harm. It is based on many centuries of tradition.  Continue Reading…

the cut

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  • The Cut is a short documentary about Mary (14 years old) and Alice (early 20’s) from Kenya. Both are affected by the traditional rite of passage into womanhood: genital cutting.
  • Mary and her community are preparing for her ceremonial cutting.
  • Alice is studying to be a social worker to work against female genital mutilation. As the first in her community to refuse the practice, she has paid a high price for her choice to break with tradition.
  • Alice tells of the different myths she encounters in the community around her, as to why circumcision is practiced. Mary, on the other hand, has no voice. She just goes through the preparations and rituals in silence … (Homepage 1/2).

News-List; Links of Organizations working to eradicate fgm and support victims … ;
Contact online.

Homepage 2/2 … /Synopsis, with an automatic PowerPoint running: the cut explained in the following pictures:   Continue Reading…

Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa SIHA Network

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SIHA has since then, grown over the years and is now comprised of about 35 member organizations. SIHA is advocating for social change and gender equality for men and women in the Horn of Africa and working specifically on: gender equality, eliminating violence against women and girls, promoting human rights, peace building and conflict transformation, enhancing women’s leadership and political participation and production and dissemination of knowledge … (about 1/2).

Campaigns; Projects; Focal Points; Statements; News, Events; Gallery; Publications; Membership; Staff;
Addresses (1 of 2): , Plot 80 Semawata Road, P.O. Box 5, Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda;

About 2/2: … SIHA’s biggest campaign is on Violence against Women (VAW); this program began in 2004 and will end in 2011. Continue Reading…

African Child Policy Forum ACPF

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The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) is an independent, not-for-profit, pan-African institution of policy research and dialogue on the African child. ACPF was established with the conviction that putting children first on the public agenda is fundamental for the realisation of their rights and wellbeing and for bringing about lasting social and economic progress in Africa … (Welcome Page ACPF 1/2).

Programmes; Welcome Forum; Jobs; Gallery; Products (ACPF Docs); (as part of ACPF):  About HUB; Info HUB; Child Docs; Data, Statistics; Child Rights Orgs; News; Events;
Address: ACPF, Off Bole Road, Behind Alem Building #2, P.O.Box 1179, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;

Welcome Page ACPF 2/2: … ACPF’s work is rights based, inspired by universal values and informed by global experiences and knowledge.  Continue Reading…

Commonwealth of Learning COL

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The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training … (about 1/2).

Programmes, Services; Resources; Focal Points; Staff; Join; News; Blog; Links;
Address: Commonwealth of Learning COL, 1055 West Hastings Street, Suite 1200, Vancouver, BC  V6E 2E9, Canada;

About 2/2: … The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of more than 50 independent sovereign states, which provide support to each other, and work together toward international goals. Continue Reading…

Open and Distance Learning Quality Council ODL QC

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Linked on ourblogs with Open and Distance Learning ODL – Knowledge Base.

  • ODL QC was founded in 1969 as the Council for the Accreditation of Correspondence Colleges, becoming the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council in 1995.
  • Set up at the request of government, it continues to benefit from governmental support and cooperation, though it is now an independent body, and a registered charity … (about 1/2 /Introduction).

Who’s Who; Accreditation; Accredited Providers; Learners; Standards; Guide; Bylaws; David Morley’s Blog; links;
Address: ODL QC, 44 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4LL, UK;

About 2/2: … Quality and Standards: The aim of the Council is to identify and enhance quality in education and training, and to protect the interests of learners. Continue Reading…

Open and Distance Learning ODL – Knowledge Base

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Linked on our blogs with Open and Distance Learning Quality Council ODL QC.

The Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Knowledge Base project was set up to support decision makers and practitioners with ready access to information and tools that will assist them in more effective policy planning, development and management of ODL in higher education programmes. This cross-regional project focuses on quality provision of ODL in higher education … (on UNESCO /Education).

Find it named also on different other websites, as:

… and many more, by Google.


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Welcome to the Home Page of AfricaEducation. This is the site where you’ll find out most of what is happening in the area of Education in Africa and Development in Africa … (Homepage 1/2).

Free Resources; AfricaResources; Open Source; Open Courseware; Digital Library; Material; Projects; Commonworld Knowledge Finder; Free e-mail address; Teacher’s;
direct Contact: not found.

Homepage 2/2: … We recommend you first run a search on this site for information on your topic of interest.  Continue Reading…

Education Africa

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making real change happen

  • Education Africa is a non-profit organisation with a proud track record of successful delivery on its thriving projects.
  • Established in 1992, Education Africa strives to reach and uplift the poorest of the poor. We aim to assist disadvantaged South Africans in their quest to obtain a quality, relevant education in order to ensure that they are in a position to become global citizens and a competitive, productive element in the local job market. Education Africa aims for an educated nation, which in turn will lead to a progressive nation that is in a position to sustain economic growth … (Global Education Africa 1/2).

Project Work; B-BBEE; Make a face; Our Awards; Donations;
Address (1 of 4): Education Africa, Private Bag X13, Pinegowrie, 2123, Johannesburg, South Africa;

Global Education Africa 2/2:  … Education Africa’s head office is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Continue Reading…

Africa Educational Trust AET

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education is the key to development

The Africa Educational Trust is a UK registered charity (313139) committed to supporting education in Africa. AET works with local communities in areas affected by conflict. In such places there is often no education system leaving whole generations of children and young people without access to any basic schooling and a very bleak future … (about 1/2).

What we do; Where we work; Scholarships; Support us;
Addresses: AED, 18 Hand Court, London, WC1V 6JF, UK; – AED, P O Box 15038 – 00100, Suswa 5 Longonot Place Apts, Harry Thuku Road, Nairobi, Kenya;

About 2/2: … AET provides support for children in primary and secondary schools. Continue Reading…

European Data Center for Work and Welfare EDACwowe

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EDACwowe is an initiative under the EU Framework 6 Network of Excellence “Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe” (RECWOWE). It is coordinated and supported by the University of Tilburg (The Netherlands) and by the Danish National Centre for Social Research, SFI (Denmark) … (full text about).

Homepage; Sitemap (and Items);
Survey; Data workshop II; TDP; RECWOWE network; Want to help; Comparative Data; National; International; European;

How to find what you are looking for? There are two different ways:  Continue Reading…

Association Philolab

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Appel pour la création d’un Réseau international de soutien aux pratiques de philosophie avec les enfants

… Historique: Philolab est une association française loi 1901 dont l’objet statutaire  est de « favoriser le renouvellement et le développement de l’enseignement et de la pratique de la philosophie ». Philolab a été fondé à Issy-les-Moulineaux en avril 2006 par Jean-Pierre Bianchi, membre du comité d’organisation du colloque sur les Nouvelles Pratiques Philosophiques depuis 2003 et Claire de Chessé, professeur de philosophie … (qui sommes-nous 1/2).

Philo enfants; Philo cursus; Formation; Forum; L’équipe; Publications; Status; Soutenir Philolab;
Adresse: Association Philolab, 26 rue Auguste Gervais, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France;

Qui sommes-nous 2/2: … Philolab et l’UNESCO: En 2005, le comité exécutif de l’UNESCO votait la mise en oeuvre d’une Stratégie Intersectorielle pour la Philosophie, reconnaissant dans le développement et la pratique de cette discipline un enjeu socio-politique majeur susceptible de lutter contre l’obscurantisme et les fanatismes de toutes sortes.   Continue Reading…

Circumcision Information and Resource Pages CIRP

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The Circumcision Information and Resource Pages are an Internet resource that provide you with information about all aspects of the genital surgery known as circumcision. CIRP is essentially divided into two parts:

This is essentially a 1 page Homepage with above 2 main-links, but:

by scrolling down on this homepage to find the same links as on information page, plus … Featured Offsite Links: Male Circumcision and HIV; Court Challenge; Ridged BandMUSIC (Musicians United to Stop Involuntary Circumcision).

Some other external links:

Give someone you never met, a gift they will never forget;

E-Mail exchange about ClitorAid having been created by a “sect”;

Clinic to fight taboo of female mutilation;

Social Work Policy Institute SWPI

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(the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research)

The mission of the Social Work Policy Institute SWPI, a think tank established within the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Foundation, is:

  • To strengthen social work’s voice in public policy deliberations.
  • To inform policy­makers through the collection and dissemination of information on social work effectiveness.
  • To create a forum to examine current and future issues in health care and social service delivery. (Mission 1/2).

Research; Publications; Archives; right column; Director; about the Foundation and its website;
Contact: not found.

Mission 2/2: … The Social Work Policy Institute examines issues that relate to the work of social workers, including how to serve people who have multiple or complex needs and how public agencies and other structures deliver health and human services. Continue Reading…

information for practice

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World Wide Web Resources for Social Workers, New York University – news, new scholarship & more from around the world

mission statement: To help social service professionals throughout the world conveniently maintain an awareness of news regarding the profession and emerging scholarship.

  • identify and deliver a selection of the highest quality available in each category
  • regularly deliver an interesting mix of new information
  • create a more global sense of the profession for users from all locales
  • serve as an introductory socialization force for students … (about 1/2).

Homepage and links to all news;
Archives; Key Journals; Help;
Contact Gary Holden.

About 2/2: … IP is an extension of one of our previous community service projects with the same name. The new IP will continue to be a monthly digest (like the old IP). You can subscribe by sending a blank email message to: Continue Reading…

Social Work Cafe SWC

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Welcome …

  • The Social Work Cafe (SWC) has a 14-year history of connecting students and professionals through discussion forums, global e-mail exchange, and no-cost advertising for any social service organization or school.
  • The SWC has gathered 315+ members from 42 countries, and 41 States from the USA! The “Mentor Match” program has become a successful program for engaging new members in SWC activities, due to our diverse collection of  volunteer Mentors!
  • My wishes for 2010 are that the Cafe will continue to grow  and welcome new individuals who can share with everyone their experiences, dreams, and cultures.
  • As always, membership will remain FREE to all FOREVER!
  • To post your ad, announcement, or e-mail description, please click here. (Homepage).

Sitemap; Index;
Mentor Match; Announcements; Members; Join; Who linked; Global e-mail list; Chat;
(Contact) / User Feedback.

I remember: Over the past decade, I have worked as a social worker to the elderly and those with disabilities. During which time, I have closed many case files by writing, “client has deceased … counseling services will be offered to the family, friends, and neighbors.”  Continue Reading…

European Trade Union Confederation ETUC

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the voice of European Workers

  • The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) was set up in 1973 to promote the interests of working people at European level and to represent them in the EU institutions.
  • The process of European integration, with the euro, the European Constitution, and the growing impact of EU legislation on daily life, has changed the setting in which trade unions operate … (about 1/2) .

Homepage; Sitemap;
Events; Activities; Resolutions; Speeches; Press; Publications; Members only; Links;
Address: European Trade Union Confederation ETUC , International Trade Union House ITUH, Boulevard Roi Albert II, 5, B-1210 Brussels, Belgium;

About 2/2: … To defend and bargain for their members effectively at national level, they must coordinate activities and policies across Europe. To influence the economy and society at large, they need to speak with a single voice and act collectively at European level. Continue Reading…

Open FSM

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also in french, spanish and portugese – OpenFSM is a platform for social activism provided by the World Social Forum.
OpenFSM is the simple way to bring groups together, promote your cause, make plans, get things done and make another world possible.

  • is a platform for participatory social activism provided by the World Social Forum. Whether your group is an organisation, a network, an ad hoc group preparing an activity for WSF 2008, or promoting a proposal for social transformation, can help you work collectively … (about 1/2).

english Homepage and many links; Help (another Homepage);
People; Projects; Start a project/sign in; News; Join;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … also helps your intercommunication with many other participants and groups in the ESF all working under the Charter of Principles of Social Forums. Continue Reading…


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european network for alternative thinking and political dialogue

Transform! is a network of mainly European organizations in the field of political education and critical scientific analysis. This collaboration of independent non-profit organizations, institutes, foundations and people means to utilize their work to contribute to a peaceful statelihood and to a transformation of the present world … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Articles; Newsletter; Journal Transform!Europe; Network; Projects; Events; Links;
Address: transform!europe, Gußhausstrasse 14/3, A-1040 Wien, Austria;

About 2/2: … Overcoming war, dominance of capital, social injustice, patriarchy, imperial rule and militarism as well as racism, working towards the establishment of an association …   Continue Reading…

Network Institute for Democratic Globalisation NIDG

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(allready briefly mentioned on this blog on January 24, 2006).

  • 1: The name of the association is Network Institute for Global Democratization, NIGD, Verkostoinstituutti maaailmanlaajuisen demokratisaation tukemiseksi ry. The association’s domicile is Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2: The aim of the association is to contribute to worldwide democratization. Democracy is understood to mean maximally equal rights and practical possibilities to participate both in making decisions, which affect one’s self, and in struggles over the correct way of organising common issues. Another part of democracy is that everybody has the right to participate in defining the public and political issues, upon which decisions are made democratically. Democracy is an ideal, and a process, but not a completed model; therefore, democratization may, in practice, touch any part of societal life.
  • 3: Any person, regardless of nationality … (full text Charter).

New or restored democracies; World Public Finances; North-South; WSF;
Members; Staff; Board; News, Notes; Public Library; Blogs;
; Links;
Address: NIDG, Limingantie 57 C 6, 00560 Helsinki, Finland;

About: The aim of NIGD is to contribute to worldwide democratisation. To promote global democratisation, NIGD works to strengthen global civil society by producing and developing emanicipatory knowledge for democratic movements, organisations, and states. Continue Reading…

International Women’s Health Program IEHP

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in french – a program of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.

  • Life may be a miracle but birth needs a helping hand. The International Women’s Health Program (IWHP) at the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada is working towards a better world for women. Using a rights-based approach, the IWHP promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights, including safe motherhood and newborn health.
  • At the IWHP we use various strategies to achieve this goal: … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
in en: Eliminate FGC; in fr: Eliminer les MGF; Programs; Issues; News, Events; Media Library; Get involved;

About 2/2: … Professional Capacity Building: Through programs like the ALARM International Program, the IWHP works with professional associations and health practitioners in developing countries …  Continue Reading…

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development JAFSCD

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JAFSCD is an online, international, peer-reviewed publication focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals. The Journal emphasizes best practices and tools related to the planning, community economic development, and ecological protection of local and regional agriculture and food systems, and works to bridge the interests of practitioners and academics … (about 1/2).

Call for papers; Submissions; Publisher; Columnists; Reviewers; Advisory Board;
Inaugural Issue, summer 2010; Issue no. 2, on Urban Agriculture; Forum; Background; FAQs;
Address: The editorial offices of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, c/o New Leaf Associates, Inc., 295 Hook Place, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA;
Contact publisher.

About 2/2: … Articles are published online as they are approved, but are gathered into quarterly issues for indexing purposes. JAFSCD is an online-only journal; subscribers access the content online and may download or print any articles.  Continue Reading…

Save the Children

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  • Our Vision: Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.
  • Our Mission: Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
  • Our Values: … (full text Mission/Vision/Values).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Where; Accessibility; Structure; Get involved; Jobs; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 4): Save the Children, Kirkose Sub-city Kebele 13, Debre Zeit Rd, P.O Box: 387, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;

Campaigns; Many of the problems faced by children will only be eradicated with political support or new legislation.  Continue Reading…