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Why should we care about changing attitudes on gender roles in Pakistan?

Why should we care about changing attitudes on gender roles in Pakistan?

Our recent research suggests that attitudes related to women’s roles at home and in the public space are in flux and moving towards greater gender equality, at least in aspirations.
In recent focus group discussions with women conducted by the Pakist…

by · Wednesday, 20 June 2018 · Pakistan

Big Data can transform SDG performance. Here’s how

Big Data is a great way to sift through the massive amount of information we need to track for the SDGs.

by · Wednesday, 20 June 2018 · Uncategorised

Supplying at the frontlines

UNICEF responds to a wide variety of humanitarian crises around the world, and life-saving supplies are an important part of providing urgent assistance. These include medical, nutrition, shelter, and water and sanitation products that bring relief ami…

by · Wednesday, 20 June 2018 · Bangladesh

Turkey most charitable nation in 2017: report

"Poor people are defined as those living on less than $3.20 a day, extreme poverty is defined as living on less than $1.90 a day," the report read.

by · Wednesday, 20 June 2018 · Turkey

Dissecting Data: How to measure poverty in PH?

MANILA — The Philippine Statistics Authority and the Social Weather Stations employ different measures to determine the extent of poverty in the …

by · Wednesday, 20 June 2018 · Philippines
From Japan to Bhutan: Improving the resilience of cultural heritage sites

From Japan to Bhutan: Improving the resilience of cultural heritage sites

When it comes to their heritage buildings, both Bhutan and Japan have one common enemy: Fire. Here a view of Wangduephodrang Dzong in Bhutan which was destroyed by fire in 2012. Credit: Barbara Minguez Garcia 2018
About 2,749 miles, three countries, a…

by · Tuesday, 19 June 2018 · Bhutan, Japan

What is the face of poverty?

What is it in poverty that gnaws at our heart? It is a half-empty classroom in Barira, Maguindanao . Children are forced to be absent because they have …

by · Tuesday, 19 June 2018 · Philippines

Poverty reduction model tackles malnutrition among women, children

“The project has tackled poverty and malnutrition among women and children with fortified foods involving the use of locally grown crops, local …

by · Tuesday, 19 June 2018 · Vietnam
Bigger tobacco taxes for better health outcomes in the Pacific Islands

Bigger tobacco taxes for better health outcomes in the Pacific Islands

The issue
Data compiled over the past two decades has found that all four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Tonga are on the rise – diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory diseases. According to the latest WHO data, NCDs a…

by · Tuesday, 19 June 2018 · Australia, New Zealand, Tonga

Vietnam launches Zero Hunger program

Zero Hunger will be funded by the national poverty reduction program to the tune of VND545 billion ($23.7 million) plus during the 2018-2025 period.

by · Tuesday, 19 June 2018 · Vietnam