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How our support in South Sudan communities is reducing the impact of malnutrition

Michael Mulpeter | 13 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Ongoing conflict in South Sudan has had a domino effect on the nation's health. Here, David Traynor, Concern's Programme Quality Coordinator explains what is being done to remedy this, with support from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations.

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Topics: women, south sudan, Africa, ECHO, health, conflict, malnutrition, hygiene

Female voices from Niger: 'Believe in women'

Marie Dounka | 13 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Marie Dounka's brother offered her support and advice, which gave her the courage and confidence to start her career. She tells her story in the third blog from ouFemale Voices from Niger series.

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Topics: women, water, nigeria, Africa, gender, gender equality, Gender inequality in schools, Niger, women's rights, work, Female voices

Female voices from Niger: 'The times are changing'

Amina Toudou | 12 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Amina Toudou wants to motivate other women to not limit themselves and dream big. She explains why in our final blog from our Female Voices from Niger series.

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Topics: aid worker, Africa, gender, gender equality, tackling gender inequality in education, Niger, women's rights, Female voices

Female voices from Niger: 'Anything a man can do, a woman can do'

Aida Kane | 11 July 2018 | 0 Comments

In our second blog from our Female Voices from Niger series, Concern Worldwide HR Officer in Niger Aida Kane explains how education pushed her to work and why she sees it as her contribution to society.

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Topics: education, women, aid worker, Africa, gender, gender equality, tackling gender inequality in education, Niger, women's rights, Female voices

Female voices from Niger: 'I am not fragile - I am a strong woman'

Mariama Mahamadou | 10 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Mariama Mahamadou is our Emergency Health and Nutrition Program Manager in Tahoua, Niger. In the first of our Female Voices from Niger series, She shares her journey so far. 

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Topics: women, Africa, gender equality, tackling gender inequality in education, Niger, women's rights, work, Female voices

Female voices from Niger: 'People asked why I chose a man's job'

Rakia Adamou | 09 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Rakia Adamou started working as a security guard with Concern almost two years ago. In the fourth blog from our Female Voices from Niger series, she tells us what makes her a fighter.

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Topics: women, Africa, gender, gender equality, Niger, women's rights, work, Female voices

Marriage and harmful cultural practices: hear the voices of three women in Sierra Leone

Carlos Velázquez | 28 June 2018 | 0 Comments

To commemorate World Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development day, EU Aid Volunteer Carlos Velázquez worked to gain a better understanding of the most prominent cultural factors promoting or hindering women’s developments in Sierra Leone.

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Topics: gender equality, women's rights, work

“Without peace, there is no hope”: the displaced voices of war

Caitriona Dowd | 19 June 2018 | 2 Comments

Concern’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Caitriona Dowd, travelled to Central African Republic (CAR) where she met people who’ve been forced from their home and everything they know because of conflict. This week, as we mark World Refugee Day, she shares some of their stories.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, conflict, Refugee Crisis

36 years responding: Irish AIDS Day

Breda Gahan | 15 June 2018 | 0 Comments

In recognition of Irish AIDS Day on 15 June, Concern’s global health and HIV & AIDS programme advisor Breda Gahan speaks of how far Ireland has come since the AIDS epidemic crisis in the 80's and how much further it still must go.

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Topics: HIV, AIDS, Irish AIDS Day

Three Rohingya refugees share their stories of escape and survival

Jason Kennedy | 11 June 2018 | 0 Comments

Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees fled violence in Myanmar and sought refuge in Bangladesh. Three of these refugees have shared their stories with us.

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Topics: bangladesh, rohingya refugees

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