Tackling Inequalities in Access to Healthcare: Will the G20 Take up Global Leadership?

Civil society organizations network in the BRICSAM, presented by Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) Russia, GCAP China, International Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), and People’s Budget Initiative (PBI) India are calling on the G20  to take up global leadership in tackling inequalities in access to healthcare. BACKGROUND In recent years, Russia, India, China, and […]

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Civil Society from the Global South calls on G20 leaders to address Unequal Food Systems

Civil society networks from Mexico, Indonesia, China, South Africa and Russia leading the ECSN BRICSAM programme ´s work on inequality and food have presented a position paper to the G20 Development Working Group calling for G20 leaders to build more equitable and sustainable food systems. This group of CSO networks believes that the G20 needs to address issues related […]

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Income gap widening in Indonesia despite development programs

Originally published in The Jakarta Post, Friday 22 Aug 2014 / Photo: businessweek.com Economists have concluded that despite the country’s intensified development program, income inequality has worsened over the past 10 years. “A number of indicators show that the income gap is becoming wider and wider in this country,” said Arief Anshory Yusuf, an economist from […]

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Feminist Movements & Women’s Organizations from Global South convene at the ‘First BRICS Women’s Forum’

  By Guest Blogger Graciela Rodriguez | EQUIT With the presence of more than 130 Brazilian women from all over the country, and approximately 25 participants representing women’s movements and women organizations from across Latin America, Russia, China, India, and South Africa, the ‘First BRICS Women’s Forum’ was held in Fortaleza, Brazil on July 15. […]

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BRICS, Continued Inequality or an Opportunity for Real Change?

Guest blog post by: Thomas Dunmore Rodriguez | Deputy Global Programme Manager | Empowering CSO Networks in an Unequal Multi-Polar World | Follow on Twitter @t_dunmore When the leaders of the BRICS countries were recently jetted into the Brazilian coastal city of Fortaleza for their annual meeting, just a few kilometres away, civil society organisations from the […]

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Food Security, Malnutrition and Obesity in South Africa: a Question of Inequality?

The analysis of food security in South Africa reveals patterns that differ markedly from those experienced in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Although South Africa is broadly nationally self sufficient in food and ranks well above the average (about 80th) in GDP per capita, large numbers of people still experience significant levels of food insecurity. […]

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