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Networked Women.

Inese Japina met up with Mary Quinlan – a founding member and the former Chair of Banúlacht. Banúlacht was a network of women working to promote awareness of the links between development issues that affect people locally and globally. They worked from a gender perspective which entailed analysing unequal effects of development on women and men. When and why was Banúlacht established? Banúlacht was established

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Sustaining Lifelong HIV Treatment in Namibia and Beyond.

Kate Mukungu worked in Namibia in 2002-2006. She describes this time as life-changing. Working in HIV and AIDS and experiencing Namibian life as a family and community member brought home the real impact of HIV and AIDS.  Here she talks about how reductions in international funding puts thousands of people at risk of losing out on their treatment. Namibia is one of four countries

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A Fresh Faced Focus

Comhlámh’s head, Mark Cumming, talks quickly about our new look Focus magazine. I love this quote by Ricardo L. Morales; “If you give me a fish you have fed me for a day. If you teach me to fish then you have fed me…….until the river is contaminated or the shoreline seized for development. But if you teach me to organize then whatever the

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Reflections from Riga

Photos: Attendees from across Europe engaging in conversation on Global Education Shannette, Volunteer Quality Project Officer at Comhlámh shares her thoughts on a recent trip to Riga, Latvia. I really value the opportunity I had to attend the “Young Europeans for Global Development Conference” in Riga, Latvia where approximately thirty young people spoke about “Best practices in mainstreaming global education into nonformal learning”. The

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EIL Celebrates 50 Years

Yesterday Comhlámh attended EIL Intercultural Learning’s 50th Anniversary in the Irish Aid Centre. It was great to meet the EIL staff that were there, and some of their volunteers that have returned to Ireland. Kevin Hickey, Director of EIL, spoke of the changes that have occurred in Ireland, and our need for intercultural awareness in our new intercultural society. We heard from two recipients

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