Are we sincere about leaving no one behind?

By Matt Davies (Mexico) I was recently reading an article by members of Social Watch about the UN post-2015 development agenda which will see the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a change cynics might say that goes little further than one letter in an acronym. However, the process…

Losing Fear

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/75099286 width=”800″ height=”450″] This video was originally posted as part of the Unheard Voices project. “UNHEARD VOICES tells the story of how men and women living in extreme poverty can transform our societies and contribute to building a fairer world. In Dakar, youngsters from a very poor neighbourhood rally to transform an environmental disaster into…

Gender and Extreme Poverty

This week’s contributor: Magdalena Brand Too often, women living in extreme poverty are relegated to the category of “victim,” because their capacity to revolt and resist is not recognized. It is apparent that these women are victims of both gender inequality and of extreme poverty, but when we fail to recognize the active role they…