Tag: Voluntary Service Overseas

#Stepforward: Panellists debate role concept of ‘human capital’ in development

#Stepforward: Panellists debate role concept of ‘human capital’ in development

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Research conducted by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) concludes that ‘human-capital’ is a central ingredient to determining whether development interventions are effective and sustainable. A panel of development experts and volunteers meeting in Brussels on 2 December will dissect this concept and ask how people-centred approaches can be better […]

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VSO volunteer David Atherton meets Linda McAvan MEP to discuss women in power

VSO volunteer David Atherton meets Linda McAvan MEP to discuss women in power

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

By David Atherton I have recently returned from Malawi where I was volunteering as a nurse tutor and clinical instructor on a maternal health programme. In the course of my 18 months there, I saw what can happen when women are given a voice, and was encouraged by the nursing students I met who had […]

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Opinion: Where Nepalese women, a British nurse and an MEP cross paths

Opinion: Where Nepalese women, a British nurse and an MEP cross paths

By Cath Nixon I’m a community health nurse from the north of England and recently returned from a life-changing experience working for a women’s organisation called WEAF and at a local hospital in rural Nepal. For more than two years I became a public health volunteer with VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas), leaving my familiar world […]

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Opinion: Time to push for equal representation of women in positions of power

Opinion: Time to push for equal representation of women in positions of power

By Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Ireland Executive Director Malcolm Quigley A survey of women politicians carried out by the Inter-Parliamentary Union involving 187 women from 65 countries showed that 89% of these women believe they had a special responsibility to represent the needs and interests of women. The forthcoming local and European elections have prompted a conversation […]

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