In September 2012, World Vision (WV) Middle East & Eastern Europe Region (MEER) made a strategic decision to establish learning hubs (LHs) as an approach to develop more innovative and adaptive programming to improve WV’s contribution to child wellbeing in the region. LHs are seen as collaborative approach between WV’s regional office and implementing field offices, called National Offices (NOs), to leverage existing capacity and expertise, mobilize resources that can advance learning and evidence building, facilitate stronger collaboration and sharing across functions and sectors, and foster learning and innovation between peer NOs and Regional Office (RO) staff. The goal of the LHs is to work alongside NO implementation of projects to learn what models, approaches and methodologies have evidenced success, to capture learning that influenced any adjustments to this programming, and to share refined practice more broadly within MEER.
Visit CYINDEP festivals in Eleftheria Square and Locmaci square in Nicosia on Saturday 27th of April and participate in the activities that will bring us closer to Mother Earth. Enjoy the music and food, learn more through workshops, videos and games from local and international NGOs and GET THE WHOLE PICTURE on development!
Come and help us play our part.
The festival starts at 10.00 and will last until 15.00.
See you there!
An estimated 500,000 women and girls living in the European Union (EU) are affected by female genital mutilation (FGM), with a further 180,000 at-risk each year. Meeting the needs of these women and girls requires that the asylum, health and social support systems of EU member states offer appropriate and accessible high quality services.
Are you a professional in the field of health or asylum services?
Are you a professional offering treatment and protection to women and girls affected by FGM?
Do you want to learn more about the rights of affected women and girls?
Do you want to gain specialised knowledge into the health implications of FGM?
The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) is pleased to announce the United to END FGM (UEFGM), a free-of-charge e-learning tool, offering information and practical advice about female genital mutilation (FGM) in Europe. Primarily designed for health and asylum service professionals working in Europe, the online course is also of use to NGOs, including women’s organisations and shelters offering treatment and protection to women and girls affected by FGM.
The UEFGM 3-learning course aims to raise awareness of and improve knowledge about FGM amongst health professionals and asylum officers working in Europe, including midwives, gynaecologists, paediatricians, nurses, health visitors, medical and nursing students, as well as asylum case and reviewing authority officers, asylum support centre staff, and social workers.
The UEFGM E-Learning Course is brought to you by MIGS in partnership with Family Planning Association Portugal (APF) – Portugal, Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS) – Italy, and Akina Dada Wa Africa (AKIDWA) – Ireland. The UEFGM E-Learning course is funded by the Human Dignity Foundation and the END FGM European Campaign, a Europe-wide campaign led by Amnesty International Ireland in cooperation with a number of European NGOs. Financial support was also provided by the National Machinery for Women’s Rights, Cyprus Ministry of Justice and Public Order. The UEFGM E-Learning course is supported by the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR.
REGISTER AT http://www.uefgm.org!
OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS ON MARCH 8!
The UEFGM E-Learning course will be available in English, Italian and Portuguese. For more information please read the project leaflet.
The European Commission announced on the 27th of February their Communication entitled ‘A decent Life for All: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future’, the aim of which is merging the Post-2015 framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CONCORD, the European Confederation of Relief and Development NGOs, welcomed the EU’s act to recognise that development and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin. Janez Potocnik, the EU Commissioner for the Environment, announced that the EU aims at a single universally applicable framework, based on a partnership among all countries. The Post-2015 framework will have limited goals and tailored targets at national levels, while primary responsibility for achieving those targets will lie on national levels with complementary international support. Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Development, reminded EU member-states that we still have two more years until the expiry date of the Millennium Development Goals, during which much progress can be achieved, especially on the goals related to child mortality, maternal health and access to sanitation. He also reminded EU leaders of their commitment to dedicate 0.7% of GNI for development purposes by 2015, calling for greater political will to deliver on this promise. According to Commissioner Piebalgs the Post-2015 Development framework will be based on five elements:
- Basic living standards
- Drivers for inclusive and sustainable growth
- Sustainable management of natural resources
- Equality, equity and justice
- Peace and security.
CYINDEP welcomes this communication and continues to work along with the global Beyond2015 Campaign to ensure that the new development framework addresses the root causes of poverty and tackles the new challenges, which have emerged since the creation of the MDGs. For the European Task Force (ETF) of Beyond2015 the aim of the new development framework must be of a just, equitable and sustainable world, in which every person can realise their human rights, fulfil their potential and live free from poverty. You can find our Position Paper and our Principles Paper on the Post-2015 in our website under Publications. For more information, please contact Sophia