Defending the Human Right to Health in Brazil & Russia

Check out Felipe de Carvalho’s report on his peer to peer travel to Russia, his impressions of the country and his views on HIV patents, drugs and treatment. *By Felipe de Carvalho – GTPI communication coordinator A week in Russia is sufficient only to begin to glimpse the many paradoxes of this Asian giant, with no […]

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Peer-to-Peer Experience: From Brazil to China (Part II)

Guest post by Graciela Rodriguez| Representative of REBRIP   When you see, in many cities, the incredible number of vacant buildings built by private companies with the strong support of government credits and subsidies (for example, in Beijing, official data says that the vacancy rate is 30 percent, and it is possible to see that many […]

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Peer-to-Peer Experience: From Brazil to China (Part I)

Guest post by Graciela Rodriguez| Representative of REBRIP Between November 4 and 10, 2014, at the invitation of GCAP China (Global Call to Action against Poverty and Inequalities – China), Graciela Rodriguez was in Beijing and Wuhan. Check out her impressions of the visit. This is the first of two posts  on Graciela´s Experience in […]

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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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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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Sociedad civil, Principal actor en el combate a la pobreza

Guest Blogger Angely Vanessa Amezcua Chávez, El Barzón Nacional, México reflecciona sobre su viaje a Brasil (english version here) Sociedad civil, Principal actor en el combate a la pobreza   En cuanto a políticas de Seguridad alimentaria, Brasil se ha convertido en un referente a nivel internacional por las políticas que han implementado, considero que […]

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Economic Growth at What Cost?

Guest Blogger Nesar Ahmad from People’s Budget Initiative (PBI) India reflects on his recent trip to Indonesia   The economy must grow and fast, so that the size of the pie increases and there is a bigger share for everyone. These were the opening remarks of the then Deputy Finance Minister of Indonesia said this […]

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