Policy Recommendations for the Civil BRICS Summit 2016

The representatives of the civil society organisations (CSOs) from Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa (as well as developing nations including Mexico and Indonesia) present some of the key recommendations for the forthcoming BRICS Summit and Civil BRICS forum at Goa and New Delhi, India. This note summarises the concerns raised and expectations from […]

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Gender equality becomes a key focus of civil society asks of G20 leaders

A guest blog from Regina Kiriutina, Gender Networker at the Consortium of Women’s Nongovernmental Associations in Russia On September 15th-16th, 2015 Civil Societies from 42 countries from all around the globe gathered to talk about the issues they all work with from day to day. The injustices, inequalities and violations, unlawful usage of resources and harmful attitudes towards […]

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The BRICS Running a Good Race

By Diego Azzi |CUT International Relations Advisor and member of REBRIP Originally posted at: http://www.rebrip.org.br/noticias/os-brics-correndo-por-fora-the-brics-running-a-good-race-b1c8/ Analysis of the results of Ufa indicates important movements in the block. In sports jargon, the expression “run a good race” applies to those competitors who, although not among the favorites, discretely do a good job and end up achieving surprising […]

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Economic “BRICS” to cement a new partnership

Blog post by Pooja Parvati  | Research Manager, Oxfam India Photo credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin This article was originally posted at: https://www.oxfamindia.org/featuredstories/1054 Did you know #BRICS nations house 40% of the world population. Read more on their economic partnership http://bit.ly/1g1kQvF @OxfamIndia simplifies the recently concluded #BRICS summit for you. Read on. http://bit.ly/1g1kQvF On July 9, 2015 five countries — Brazil, Russia, […]

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Civil Society Networks at BRICS 2015

FIRST OFFICIAL CIVIL BRICS FORUM  On June 29th – July 1st Moscow hosted the first official Civil BRICS forum in history. This remarkable event took place at the President Hotel accommodating almost 400 members of civil society throughout three days. Over 20 representatives from partner organisations of the “Empowering Civil Society Organisations’ Networks in an Unequal Multi-Polar World” […]

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The BRICS Bank: Four principles to make the New Development Bank truly new

This article was originally posted at www.bankonhumanrights.org  This week as the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) met in Ufa, Russia to launch the New Development Bank, over 40 civil society organizations and social movements from around the world sent an open letter, urging the BRICS to break with the failed development models […]

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The Workshop “Policy Impact of Civil Society in BRICS countries: Best Practices Influencing Policy-Making”

The Workshop held on the 19th May 2015 by the Public Policy Department of the Social Sciences Faculty, National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) with the support of Oxfam under the EU funded project “Empowering CSO Networks in an Unequal Multi-Polar World,¨ was of special importance for Russia because of the forthcoming […]

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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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Health Spending and Inequality in Emerging Economies

New research from the Empowering CSO Networks in an Unequal Multi-polar World programme compares the cases of India, China, Russia and Indonesia in terms of levels and structures of health spending, and the impact on inequality in each of these countries. The report finds that in order to reduce inequality and improve the overall quality […]

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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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