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In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

A new project from the Institute of Development Studies, entitled "Diverse Voices 2012" recently brought together three small groups in Malawi, Ethiopia and Kenya to discuss the issues and events of most importance to the vulnerable in these societies. The groups were a forum for some of those whose opinions have not had an equal chance of reaching lawmakers, practitioners, researchers and journalists. As a result, Diverse Voices is hosting a Global Debate on 7th June 2012. The focus will be the question that these groups felt most needed answering - In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

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Justice and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Situations: An argument for including Gender Analysis in a new Post-Conflict Model
L. Connolly 2012
After the 1991–2001 civil war, Sierra Leone employed a new model of transitional justice, concurrently utilising a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and a Special Court. Encouragingly, this process incorporated special g...
Mapping Women's Needs in Zimbabwe's National Healing Process
P. Machakanja / Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa, 2012
The paper aims to offer policymakers insights that they can use to drive the inclusion of gender justice within transitional justice processes. Written against the background of rising expectations, fears and anxieties about Zimbabwe&...
Gendered dimensions of land and rural livelihoods: the case of new settler farmer displacement at Nuanetsi Ranch, Mwenezi District, Zimbabwe
P. Mutopo / Land Deal Politics Initiative, 2012
The biofuel boom has become a core issue in Zimbabwean land and development debates. Biofuels require large tracts of land for production; and the land acquisition programmes by the various state, non-state actors and individuals have...
Les Relations de Genre à Propos du Sel au Gandiole Une Histoire d’exploitantes exploitées
P. Faye 2012
Dans le delta du fleuve Sénégal, la Communauté rurale de Ndiébène Gandiole se caractérise par la présence de mares sur lesquelles l’exploitation du sel représente une grand...
Opportunities for gender justice and reconciliation in South Sudan
F. Bubenzer; E. Lacey / Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa, 2013
This policy brief explores the nexus of gender justice and reconciliation in South Sudan. It addresses women’s historical engagement in reconciliation processes in the country at grassroots and national levels, and highlights th...
Gender and political representation In Botswana
K. S. Mooketsane / Botswana Institute For Development Policy Analysis, 2014
The objective of this policy brief is to examine the factors influencing the level of participation of women in the electoral process in Botswana. It compares such participation with other Southern African jurisdictions; and further e...
Genre et Performance Entrepreneuriale en République Démocratique du Congo
J. Mwisha Kasiwa 2013
Ce Policy Brief explore le rôle du genre dans la performance entrepreneuriale en République Démocratique du Congo. Il évalue l’influence du genre sur la performance des entreprises tout en identifiant ...
Scholarships: the impact and effectiveness for disadvantaged children and girls
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
This report outlines a number of different scholarship, stipend and cash transfer programmes (CCTs). Evidence on the effectiveness and impact is mixed. Most programmes increase enrolments, but the impact on learning is less clear. ...
Dr. John Nyamu Talks about Access to Abortion in Kenya
F. Girard / International Women's Health Coalition, 2014
In 2010, Kenya passed a new constitution that expands the right to abortion. However, many doctors in public health facilities are unaware or misinformed about this, and refuse to perform abortive procedures. In this video, the...
Prof. Joseph Karanja talks about unsafe abortion in Kenya
International Women's Health Coalition, 2014
In this video, Professor Joseph Karanja, MD speaks about abortion in Kenya. He describes the case of a patient who arrived at a public hospital with post-abortion symptoms. Her uterus had to be removed because the illegal abortion she...
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