Public Health Challenges for BRICS may Impede Growth

Guest post by Oleg Kucheryavenko | Coordinator for Health Policy & Advocacy | GCAP Russia Originally posted here. This is the first of two posts  on access to health service in BRICS countries Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs turned the spotlight on the four emerging economies when he dubbed them the“BRIC”countries in 2001. The acronym […]

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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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Establishing a BRICS-Civil Society Discussion Forum – Concept Note (South Africa, July 2014)

In July 2014, the following Civil Society Organizations and Networks: South Africa Network on Inequality (SANI) at Economic Justice Network (EJN) of FOCCISA, South African Forum for International Solidarity (SAFIS), Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA), The Southern African Liaison Office (SALO), Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA) and ActionAid SA […]

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Civil Society from BRICS Meet to Discuss Inequality and Joint Advocacy

‘Promoting Equity and Socio-environmental Justice in BRICS’ Seminar Our guest blogger, Mariano De Donatis, shares his reflections on what was an intense discussion around inequality as a common thread for civil society across all BRICS countries, and the challenges in creating a united front – given the diversity of political views – to influence policy-making during […]

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