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Ireland's Microsoft chief honoured with Women of Concern award

Jason Kennedy | 23 October 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide has presented Microsoft Ireland Managing Director Cathriona Hallahan with the inaugural Women of Concern award for her achievements in leadership and tireless work towards gender equality.

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Topics: women, Women of Concern, Ireland, Dublin, Microsoft, EY, Shelbourne Hotel

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

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: work, water, Niger, nigeria, Africa, women's rights, women, gender equality, Gender inequality in schools, gender, 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: women, Niger, Africa, tackling gender inequality in education, gender, gender equality, aid worker, education, 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's rights, gender equality, tackling gender inequality in education, Niger, work, Africa, women, 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's rights, work, gender equality, gender, Niger, Africa, women, Female voices

Driven from home in DRC

Marie Madden | 02 May 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide's Marie Madden meets the women separated from friends, family and their homes by one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

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Topics: DRCongo, Democratic Republic of Congo, women

Access to clean water is a big deal, especially for women like Filema

Cian Purcell-Milton | 08 June 2017 | 0 Comments

The ECHO funded water scheme in Ethiopia saves Filema a two-hour round trip each time she needs water for her household and is a positive contribution to her family’s health and quality of life.

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Topics: ethiopia, water, ECHO, women, gender, health

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

Haiti: mother-of-five gets back to business

Daniel Gray | 02 February 2015 | 1 Comment

Guerda Decerant is a 38-year-old single mother bringing up five children alone. When 2010’s earthquake decimated Port-Au-Prince, she lost both her house and her livelihood. But five years on, Guerda is back in business.

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Topics: haiti, women, return to neighbourhoods

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