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EU: We report back - Cypriot development practitioner talks about their challenges prior to the Presidency 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Konstantina-Nadia Karayianni, President, Cyprus Islandwide NGO Development Platform (CYINDEP) talks about the challenges they face during the preparation to the Presidency period and the importance of the government being accountable.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the...

EU: We report back - Lithuanian development official talks about Presidency priorities and the Lithuanian development cooperation 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Tomas Irnius, Head of Development Cooperation Policy and Planning Division, Department of Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives some hints about the priorities of the upcoming Presidency and the direction of the Lithuanian development cooperation.About the...

EU: We report back - Lithuanian development practitioner says media could play an active role in the promotion of development issues 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011.  In this recording:Vaidotas Ilgius, Director, Lithuanian National Platform of Development NGOs talks about the projects of development NGOs in Lithuania and also shares his thoughts on how the media could play an active role in raising awareness about development issues.About the conference:On the...

EU: We report back - Lithuanian development official says media should inform the taxpayers about state development programmes 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Tomas Irnius, Head of Development Cooperation Policy and Planning Division, Department of Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs talks about the active role media could play in informing the public about state development programmes. He brings up...

EU: We report back – Development expert says human rights-based approach can be an effective tool to development in the hands of the New Member States 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:These mini-lectures from Maxi Ussar, independent development expert give you an insight into the Human Rights-based Approach, a programming tool used also in development cooperation. This is what you need if you want to pick up the basics about HRBA and...

EU: We report back – Polish development official argues for the inclusion of beneficiaries in development programmes 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Do you want to know why development cooperation can be compared to a sloth? Then don’t miss to listen to this very witty presentation of Jan Hofmokl, Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Poland. In the other clip, he draws our attention...

EU: We report back – Kenyan activists explain the benefits of the human rights-based approach in practice 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Do you want to hear stories on how the Endorois and the Masaai people implement the human rights-based approach? Do you know that direct funding to these communities could help them act more effectively? Wilson Kipkazi, Director of Endoroi Welfare Council,...

EU: We report back – Polish development practitioner says NGOs could be champions in the implementation of the rights-based approach 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Kordian Kochanowicz, Capacity Building Specialist, Institute of Global responsibility, Poland shares his own experience on the implementation of the human rights-based approach.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the EU Presidency in 2011, followed by Cyprus...

EU: We report back – Czech development practitioner says human rights-based approach is a lens to global issues 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Aurele Destree, Head of Food and Development Policy Programme, Glopolis, Czech Republic gives good ideas on how to put development issues on the agenda of the government by referring to the human right-based approach.About the conference:On the occasion of two New...

EU: We report back – Journalists say media in the New Member States are inward-looking 

Do you know why editors are less responsive to news items about the global South? Do you want to learn how to frame a story to draw the attention of media outlets? Listen to four journalists from the New Member States talking about the role of the media in raising awareness on development issues. Anita Kőműves, Népszabadság, Hungary, Wojciech Cegielski, Polish Radio News Agency...

EU: We report back – Hungarian Parliamentarian says charity is a thing of the past 

In a recording from MRG's Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011, Virág Kaufer, Member of the Hungarian Parliament, says the country's development framework should be based on the human rights-based approach and highlights projects in which cooperation between the New Member States brought good results.On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the...

EU: We report back – Hungarian MEP says human rights-based approach is crucial at both the policy and the programming level 

In a recording from MRG's Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States Conference (held in Budapest in September 2011) Zita Gurmai, Member of the European Parliament, says mainstreaming human rights is a political obligation and a must to successful development policy. The human rights-based approach is also important to improve women’s lives through development cooperation. The MEP says MRG’s publication Integration of the...

EU: We report back – Development officials from DfID and SIDA says human rights and development are interconnected 

Both the Department of International Development (DfID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have had decades of experience in the implementation of the human rights-based approach. Listen to two comprehensive lectures on this method applied in practice from Helena Lagerlof, Policy Specialist Human Rights and Democracy, Department for Policy Support, SIDA, Sweden and Louisa Hrabowy, DfID, the UK.Recorded at Challenges of Development...

Cameroon: Mbororos petition government over delay to implement commission findings  

In 2003, after 17 years of campaigning by the Mbororo people, the office of the president of Cameroon ordered an Investigation into the human rights abuses of Baba Ahmadou Danpullo, which found gross human rights abuses. The inter-ministerial commission, known as The Jani Commission, on the conflict between the Mbororo Community and Baba Ahmadou Danpullo was created under Ref. No. 1621/SG/PR of 27th February...

Iran: Four Ahwazi Human Rights Activists Arrested for Organising Arabic Cultural Activities 

Five Arab teachers have been arrested in the city of Hamidiya Arabistan Al Ahwazi. Ali Qasim, Mohammed Jasim, Kadim Saadoun and Tariq Manshad have been arrested on Friday 4 October and charged with acting against national security and illegal gatherings. They were arrested after a raid on their homes by the security forces and transferred to Sepidar Quds prison in Ahwaz. No judicial...

Under Media Blackout 12 Arab farmers Killed by Iranian Forces in Swiseh village 

European Ahwazi Human Rights Organization has learnt that Iran has killed 12 Arab farmers after they resisted confiscation of their land in Swiseh village. Land confiscation by government is a source of tension between Ahwazis and Iran. Government forces many Arab farmers to leave their land without any or little compensations. 100 Ahwazi families are being displaced from their land since March 2011 alone where 2...

Iran Fires 105 Ahwazi Workers 

In its latest wave of implementing apartheid policies, on 11 October 2011 the Iranian authorities shut down the Ahwaz Zamzam Company and sacked its 105 local Arab workers. “We no longer need those 105 employees,” said Moghaddam Shapurjian, the spokesperson for Zamzam Company in Ahwaz.  Despite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps General and Khuzestan’s Governor Mohammed Hejjazi's New Year message promising "to provide...

Dominican Republic: Marginalized, harrassed and criminalized 

Spanish language interview with Chandai Estevez of the Dominican Republic, a member of the youth organization Afro-Alianza Dominicana and Executive Secretary of the Circulo de Juventud Afro de las Americas (Circle of Afrodescendant Youth of the Americas)Among the themes covered are age discrimination, youth policy and participation and a particular concern with the racial profiling, police violence, harrasment, extra-judicial killings and  criminalization of regional...

Burma: Military targeting civilians in Kachin State 

A rights group is demanding the release of four ethnic Kachin women believed to be held captive as sex slaves by the Burma Army.The Chiang Mai-based Kachin Women's Association Thailand (KWAT) says it is "gravely concerned" for the lives of the four women.Escaped porters who fled from an outpost near the Chinese border with Kachin State told the group the four women were being...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Village of the Forgotten Widows 

For three years the people of Bosnia were devastated by the horrors of war. They lived through attacks, rape and ethnic cleansing. Throughout all of this, the world looked on and did nothing, leaving both soldiers and civilians terrorized and defenseless. One of the most disgraceful examples of this occurred in Srebrenica, on the 11th of July 1995. This documentary will shine a...


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