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#IWD15: Empowering women and girls in Afghanistan

Caoimhe Gaskin | 27 February 2015 | 0 Comments

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we’re focusing on the progress being made in rural Afghanistan to empower young women and girls through our education and literacy programmes.
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Topics: international women's day, IWD15, afghanistan

Ebola relief: a day in the life of Concern’s quarantine team in Liberia

Daniel Gray | 26 February 2015 | 0 Comments

As cases of Ebola fall, normality is beginning to return to Liberia. But as children return to schools and workers slowly get back to their jobs there are still some areas where the deadly epidemic is spreading. In these areas, quarantine is vital in preventing the spread of the disease. We spend a day with one of Concern’s quarantine teams working in Liberia’s last Ebola hotspots.

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Topics: ebola, liberia

Inspirational women on film: four movies to watch for #IWD15

Daniel Gray | 17 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Ahead of International Women’s Day 2015 we discover four films that champion female empowerment from around the globe.

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Topics: women, liberia, international women's day, gender equality

Malawi floods: a school becomes a home

Deborah Underdown | 16 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Massive flooding in Malawi has meant thousands are now homeless. We're supporting those affected with essential supplies.

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Topics: malawi, malawi floods

Liberia: education in time of crisis

Sadhbh Goodhue | 16 February 2015 | 0 Comments

This year’s International Women’s Day focusses on education and its role in promoting gender equality. With Ebola cases steadily declining and schools beginning to reopen in Liberia today, we reflect on the impact of emergency situations on education.

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Topics: education, liberia, gender equality, education in emergencies

Education for girls in Somalia: Faduma's story

Daniel Gray | 10 February 2015 | 1 Comment

This International Women’s Day we are focussing on the power of education for girls around the globe. Faduma is one of a generation of young women whose lives can be transformed by a better quality of schooling. Here we look at some of the challenges facing girls just like her in Somalia today.

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Topics: education, international women's day, gender equality, somalia

Married in the wake of genocide, a couple finds peace in Rwanda

Crystal Wells | 10 February 2015 | 4 Comments

Mukankaka Seraphine and Ruilangwa Vianey have been married for almost 20 years. Their wedding was an attempt to start over after losing nearly all of their loved ones to genocide in Rwanda. This is the story of their remarkable relationship.

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Topics: agriculture, Rwanda, Livelihoods

Progress in South Sudan

Níall Ó Murchú | 06 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide’s CEO Dominic MacSorley was in South Sudan recently. Despite the harsh conditions, he saw progress and transformation within the camps for people displaced by war. 

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Topics: south sudan, tom shipsey, dominic macsorley

Aengus Finucane biography

Michael Commane | 03 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Broadcaster, journalist and well-known author, Deirdre Purcell, tells the story of Aengus Finucane, a man synonymous with the life and times of Concern, Ireland’s largest aid agency.

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Topics: concern, Aengus Finucane,

Memories of the Haiti earthquake

Deborah Underdown | 03 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Jeanfrenel Tham worked with Concern during the Haiti earthquake of 2010. Here, he recounts his memories of the disaster.

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Topics: emergency, haiti

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