Fighting to Live, Living to Fight: Violent Expression and the Struggle Against Dispossession in Unequal South Africa.

Fighting to Live, Living to Fight: Violent Expression and the Struggle Against Dispossession in Unequal South Africa.

By Olivia K Lwabukuna, African Institute of South Africa (AISA),  olwabukuna@hsrc.ac.za A luta continua, as expressed in the form of ‘the struggle continues’ is a phrase encountered almost every day in post-apartheid South Africa. There is an unwritten and informal understanding that the democratic era ushered in by inclusive elections in 1994, has not yet yielded freedom […]

The 2030 Agenda, will it Deliver Equality for all?

The 2030 Agenda, will it Deliver Equality for all?

By Judith Kaulem,Poverty Reduction Action Trust,judith@prftzim.org The principle underpinning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be implemented by 2030 is “Leave No One Behind”. This comes at a backdrop of continued gender disparities that disadvantage women and girls, impeding their development and that of humankind. This article argues that linking gender equality with the Sustainable Development […]

Inequality in Africa : Effects of The Ruling Class

Inequality  in Africa : Effects of The Ruling Class

By Luckystar Miyandazi, Tax Power Campaign Africa Coordinator at ActionAid International A 2016 statement by the joint inequality alliance noted that: ‘The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiraling out of control.  Across the world we are seeing the gap between the richest and the rest reach extremes not seen in a century’. The […]

UNCTAD 14 CSO Forum

UNCTAD  14 CSO Forum

The Conference The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations General Assembly, established in 1964 to promote trade, investment, and development in developing countries. Headquartered in Geneva, UNCTAD has 194 member States as well as numerous intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and other observers. The quadrennial ministerial […]

The CSO Financing for Development Forum

The CSO Financing for Development Forum

The CSO FfD Forum took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 11-12, 2015, was organized by the CSO FfD Group. An opening reception took place on the evening of July 10, 2015. The objectives of the CSO Forum was to inform participating CSOs on the state of play of the official process and coordinate […]

Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers, Paris: Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed

Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers, Paris: Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed

Speech by Amb. Amina C. Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, during the Informal Meeting of WTO Trade Ministers on the Margins of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council: Paris, 4 June 2015 Thank you Hon. Stephen Ciobo for providing this opportunity and for inviting me to co-chair with you […]

Ford Shifts Grant Making to Focus Entirely on Inequality

Ford Shifts Grant Making to Focus Entirely on Inequality

NEWS AND ANALYSIS JUNE 11, 2015 Ford Shifts Grant Making to Focus Entirely on Inequality JOSHUA BRIGHT, THE NEW YORK TIMES, REDUX Ford Foundation president Darren Walker By Alex Daniels The fight against inequality will take center stage at the Ford Foundation under a sweeping overhaul announced today by the nation’s second biggest philanthropy. Not […]

Closing Ghana’s national poverty gap North-south disparities challenge attainment of Millennium Development Goals

Closing Ghana’s national poverty gap North-south disparities challenge attainment of Millennium Development Goals

According to UNDP’s Ghana Human Development Report 2007, these three regions “harbour the poorest of the poor.” So while Ghana — unlike many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa — has made some notable progress on some of the MDGs, that process has been very uneven within the country. Segments of the population have been left behind in other parts of Ghana as well, especially in the large urban centres in the south. Yet the worst indicators are concentrated in the north –

Ghanaian development experts, international aid agencies and residents of the north argue strongly that much more needs to be done to narrow the country’s regional divide. According to Charles Abugre, a Ghanaian economist and head of policy and advocacy for the non-governmental Christian Aid, Ghana will not be able to meet all the MDGs unless “deliberate government policies” are put in place to close the gap between north and south

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