Women & Inequality in Employment: Achieving Indonesian Women Equity in Economics

  By Nikmah, Program Officer Poverty and Inequality INFID Background More recently the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla proposed working hours of women to be reduced about two hours to allow time for women caring for children at home.This statement make an impression that the government does not understand the problems […]

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Tackling Inequality: Reflections from a South African in Indonesia

By Guest Blogger Sibulele Poswayo | South African Network on Inequality   As I end off the year that was, I am reminded of the highlights of 2014 and give thanks. It has been four months since I joined the winning team of the global civil society platform, “Empowering Civil Society Networks in an unequal […]

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Billionaires: A lot of wealth, a lot of zeros and a lot of influence.

Originally posted in Oxfam’s Blog on Inequality: Mind the Gap Author: Deborah Hardoon, Senior Researcher, Oxfam GB. (In the run up to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Deborah looks at the trends of billionaire’s wealth and compares it with the rest of world) Wealth data from Credit Suisse, finds that the 99% have been getting […]

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Civil Society: The Main Actor in the Fight on Poverty

Guest Blogger Angely Vanessa Amezcua Chávez, El Barzón Nacional, Mexico reflects on her recent trip to Brazil (para la version en español, haz clic aqui)   In terms of food security policy, Brazil has become an international reference for its policies on this issue and I believe this is in part due to Brazil’s emphasis on […]

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Inequality and youth unemployment: the weaknesses of South African democracy

Guest Blogger Martina Borghi (El Barzon) reflects on her peer to peer visit to South Africa. South Africa is a country that creates high expectations, despite or thanks to its deep complexity. The peer to peer exchange organized in the framework of the ECSN-BRICSAM project has given me the great opportunity to get closer to […]

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Russia & India – Through the Prism of Women’s Rights

Guest Blogger Mari Davtyan reflects on women’s rights issues in India during her peer to peer visit. What do we, Russians, know about India? During childhood, our parents read us stories of Kipling and we imagined India like a fairyland with huge and beautiful palaces, Maharajas, mysterious jungle, and elephants. In schools and universities we learn that […]

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Why it’s not just poverty but unemployment that matters in South Africa

By Guest Blogger Pradeep Baisakh | Programme Coordinator | Wada Na Todo Abhiyan What is the percentage of families living below poverty line in South Africa? I asked to as many people as I met during my two weeks visit to the country in November 2014. Some answered and some did not. Initially I wondered […]

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