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- Identifying barriers to GIS-based land management in Guatemala
The development of a cadastral system for the Republic of Guatemala was one of the priorities of the 1997 Peace Accord that ended 30 years of civil war. While uncertainty of land ownership and land title are contentious issues, the development of a nati ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:52
- Empowerment and survival: humanitarian work in civil conflict (Part II)
This two-part article explores the experience of living and working for poverty-focused NGOs in a civil war whose roots lay in the chronically inequitable distribution of power and access to resources. Drawing on 12 years' work in Central America, the aut ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- The new urban poor: the Tobas indians
The author describes the movement of the Tobas indians from their nomadic, rural lifestyle in northern Argentina (due mainly to industrial deforestation) to Rosario, a city of around 1 million inhabitants. He highlights the difficulties the Tobas face in ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Implementing ILO Child Labour Convention 182: lessons from Honduras
This article explores the implementation of Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Honduras. It highlights key lessons learned from a joint Save the Children Fund-UK and Ministry of Labour project. These lessons are of relevance to similar p ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:10
- Thinking and acting outside the charitable food box: hunger and the right to food in rich societies
From a food-supply standpoint, the 30 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – the world's rich club – can reasonably claim to be self-sufficient. Issues of food access are met through publicly fund ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 10:32
- Hearing silenced voices: developing community with an advisory committee
This article focuses on the challenge and effects of adhering to community participation as a principle of community development and the related issue of reflecting diverse representation in prevention and health promotion planning. As a requirement of fu ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- People's empowerment from the people's perspective
Empowerment of poor people is the declared aim of many NGOs and official development agencies. However, the failure to recognise the culture of poor people, and to use their own forms of organisation as a point of departure, means that many such programme ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- Hurricane Mitch and human rights
When Hurricane Mitch hit South America in November 1998, it most harshly affected Honduras and Nicaragua, and most of those affected were already living in extreme poverty. The author highlights the connection between the extent of the damage from this `n ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:01
- The international anti-debt campaign: a Southern activist view for activists in `the North' ... and `the South'
The growing crisis of external indebtedness in the South has become the focus not only of multilateral policy debate, but also the subject of an increasingly vocal international anti-debt campaign, the influence of which was clear at the abortive World Tr ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- Four steps to community media as a development tool
Community media represent a crucial input in development processes, playing an important role in democratisation, social struggles, and awareness raising. But they often face difficulties on the financial and legal levels due to the constraints created ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 13:29