Another Honduran activist murdered – Swedish action for justice

mars 22, 2016 · No comments

On March 3rd, the world was chocked and apalled by the news that peasant leader, environmental activist and defender of human rights, Berta Cáceres, had been murdered in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. Berta Cáceres was the leader of We Effect’s partner organization COPINH, Consejo Indígena…

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Farmer leader and environmental activist Berta Cáceres murdered

mars 8, 2016 · No comments

On the eve of March 2nd, Berta Cáceres, the leader of We Effect partner organization COPINH (Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras), was murdered in her home town of Esperanza, Honduras. According to reports in the media, at least two people broke into…

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Women’s groups wish fulfilled – pre-school for local children

januari 25, 2016 · No comments

On January the 18th the pre-school Kwa Kisai was launched in Yatta, a poor and dry area in central Kenya. Thanks to funding from the Swedish Radio Aid, We Effect has established three Early Childhood Development Centres for children in Yatta. The children in Yatta, Kenya, that…

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New ginnery aims to change Zambian cotton sector

december 14, 2015 · No comments

A newly constructed ginnery in Mumbwa – the only farmer owned Zambian ginnery – will improve incomes for thousands of small holder cotton farmers as well as raise the quality of the yield and the efficiency of the cotton sector. The ginnery was officially launched on the…

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We Effect calls for nominations for new lobbying award

december 7, 2015 · No comments

Today the nomination process  opens for the new lobbying award ”Lobbyist For Change”. With this award, We Effect seeks to highlight those working to fight poverty through influencing decision and law making.  – There are so many heroes achieving fantastic results. We see this in the…

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Philippines: changing conventional farming into organic

september 16, 2015 · No comments

There is a lot to be gained from transforming conventional farming into organic. For Susan Madulin and Arlisa Cañete in the Philippines, the shift has both increased their income and improved the health of their families. In Davao del Norte, the Philippines, Susan’s family gradually shifted…

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We Effect and FAO on World Forestry Congress

september 10, 2015 · No comments

The 14th World Forestry Congress is underway in Durban, South Africa. On Friday, the launch of the collaboration between We Effect and FAO will take place. Opening remarks on this new partnership will be held by Eva Muller (FAO) and George Onyago (We Effect). Comments and remarks will…

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Traditional leaders promote women’s rights in Southern Africa

september 1, 2015 · No comments

Last year in August, 18 traditional leaders signed a declaration in which they pledged to work for women’s land rights in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Last week, on August 27, We Effect launched a report summarizing the commitments, aiming to serve as a tool in the…

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We Effect and FAO to support small-scale forest and farm producers

augusti 31, 2015 · No comments

Today, We Effect and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO - signed a global partnership to help farmers living in poverty around the world. Through the partnership, many small-scale forest and farm producers will be able to increase their income levels. We Effect…

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Statement against relocation of bedouins in Palestine

juli 7, 2015 · No comments

Ghofran Said is one of the bedouins in Susiya that expropriation from their land. Picture: Ola Richardsson  This statement, supported by We Effect, is based on a letter the Israel-Palestine NGO Working Group at the United Nations sent to the Permanent Representative of every Member State…

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