[NGO-Pulse] Issue 197 - Equality, Hunger, Gender...
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NGO Pulse Masthead
issue no 197 04 November 2009
<#New_Jobs_Proposals__Events> New jobs, proposals and events
<#Quote_of_the_week> Quote of the week <#Quote_of_the_week>
bullet <#Comment_of_the_week_> Comment of the week <#Comment_of_the_week_>
bullet <#Latest_News_Flashes> Latest news flashes <#Latest_News_Flashes>
bullet <#Nonprofit_Analysis_and_Opinions_> Non-profit analysis and
opinions <#Latest_News_Flashes> <#Latest_News_Flashes>
Prodder Directory <#Prodder_Directory>
bullet <#SANGOTeCH> SANGOTeCH <#SANGOTeCH>
bullet <#BackaBuddy> BackaBuddy <#BackaBuddy>
bullet <#SN-Announce> SN-Announce <#SN-Announce>
Quote of the week
Inequalities between men and women, whether a product of economics,
'culture' or both, certainly mean that women work hardest to produce
food and obtain water, yet benefit from their work least because they
have less power over the resources they produce, and ultimately take
- Charlotte Sutherland, Research Manager: Gender Issues in Africa,
Consultancy Africa Intelligence.
Comment of the week
I am a young man with a dream, a dream of a future, a prosperous future,
where men, women, boys, and girls, young and old are equal and enjoy
gender equitable lives"
- Participant at the MenEngage Africa Symposium.
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Equality, Hunger, Gender...
Imagine a world in which women and men are free of the socially
constructed roles assigned to them. What kind of world would that be?
Would the epidemics of HIV and violence against women continue? Would
poverty and inequality continue to deepen as they do now? Or would the
world be a different place to the one we know now?
In this week's edition of NGO pulse, the two articles we publish begin
to imagine a different world. In the first, Helen Alexander from the
Sonke Gender Justice Network reports on the recent MenEngage Africa
Symposium. The 240 delegates, representing 25 countries explored ways of
working with men, changing attitudes, presenting new role models, and
mobilising men against gender-based violence and HIV.
As one of the delegates put it: "I am a young man with a dream, a dream
of a future, a prosperous future, where men, women, boys, and girls,
young and old are equal and enjoy gender equitable lives; where men and
women are regarded equally and not treated differently based on their
faces and sex; where boy and girl children have equal opportunities, at
home, at school and in public places. Yes, I am a real young man working
for that future. And that future is now." Click here
to read the full article.
In the second article, Charlotte Sutherland from Consultancy Africa
Intelligence, urges governments to involve women in food production
empowerment initiatives to lift communities out of hunger and
inequality. Sutherland argues that inequalities between men and women
and the rich and the poor are at the root of hunger. She blames hunger
on what she calls "perverse policies that treat food purely as a
commodity, not a right". "It is because of these policies that most
developing countries no longer grow enough to feed themselves, and that
their farmers are among the hungriest and poorest people in the world.
Meanwhile, the rich world battles growing obesity," Sutherland writes.
to read the full article.
We also highlight a recent blog posted to the NGO Pulse portal by
Sally-Jean Shackleton, the executive director of Women'sNet. Shackleton,
blogging during the recent Intersections
<http://www.ngopulse.org/group/intersections> learning event held by
Oxfam Australia, reflects on a session she facilitated. "One of the
fundamentally challenging things that transgender issues spark in people
is a challenge to the gender binary -- that if you have a penis, you are
a man, and if you have a vagina, you are a women -- and everyone has one
or the other. That your gender -- the way you dress, behave and present
yourself, corresponds with what's in your pants. And, the content of
your pants determines who you are allowed to love and have sex with",
she writes. Click here <http://www.ngopulse.org/blogs/liberating-us-all>
to read more.
Lastly, SANGONeT invites you to send us information about the events you
are planning as well any other dates that you feel should be included in
the 2010 Development Calendar, which will be released in December 2009.
Forward your information to info at sangonet.org.za by 25 November 2009.
As always we invite you comments and suggestions.
NGO Pulse Team, editor at sangonet.org.za <mailto:editor at sangonet.org.za>
New Jobs, Proposals & Events
* The Foundation for Professional Development, a South African
private institution of higher education, invites applications from
suitably qualified candidates for the position of Area Manager:
HIV Wellness to be based in Pretoria. The application deadline is
13 November 2009. For more information, click here
* The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT), a NGO providing a
range of information and communication technology services to NGOs
and other development organisations in the Southern African
region, is re-advertising the position of Project Manager: Prodder
NGO Directory to be based in Johannesburg. The application
deadline is 20 November 2009. For more information, click here
* Inyathelo - The South African Institute for Advancement, a NGO
that assists organisations to develop a professional approach to
raising the donor investment required to advance their objectives,
seeks to employ a Senior Programme Coordinator: Advancement to be
based in Cape Town. The application deadline is 30 November 2009.
For more information, click here
* To view other vacancies, click here
Proposals, Grants & Awards
* The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund is calling for
applications for funding from NGOs, public benefit trusts, Section
21 companies and other bodies. The submission deadline is 11
December 2009 at 16h00. For more information, click here
* The Skoll Foundation invites entries for the Skoll Awards for
Social Entrepreneurship. The awards support social entrepreneurs
whose work focus on tolerance and human rights, health, economic
and social equity, peace and security, institutional
responsibility and environmental sustainability. The submission
deadline is 17 February 2010. For more information, click here
* The United Nations Environment Programme invites entries for the
International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment.
The submission deadline is 15 April 2010. For more information,
* To view other opportunities, click here
* The School of Public Management and Administration at the
University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the African
Consortium of Public Administration, is hosting an International
Conference on Public Administration from 5-6 November 2009 in
Pretoria. For more information, click here
* The University South Africa, in partnership with the University of
Pretoria and the University of Johannesburg, is hosting the 9th
Annual Information Security South Africa Conference from 2-4
August 2010 in Johannesburg. For more information, click here
* The Association of Commonwealth Universities is hosting a
three-day conference entitled 'Universities and the Millennium
Development Goals' from 25-27 April 2010 in Cape Town. For more
information, click here
* The Africa-America Institute, in partnership with the Coca Cola
Foundation, invites applications for its next Transformational
Leadership Programme. The application deadline is 10 November
2009. For more information, click here
* The Siyakhula Trust is conducting a five-day Team Leadership
course from 9-13 November in Johannesburg, and from 23-27 November
2009 in Bloemfontein. For more information, click here
* The Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust is conducting training on
Best Practice in Service Delivery on 13 November 2009 in Kimberly.
For more information, click here
Latest News Flashes
Recent LOCAL news items:
* TAC Gives Zuma's AIDS Speech Thumbs Up
* SACC Criticises Govt Over Refugees
* New Bill to Scrap TV Licences
* 2010 Education Changes
* 'Movember' Raises Awareness About Men's Health Issues
* Call to Use Cellphones in Classrooms
* NGO to Help People Get IDs
* ALP Criticises SANDF HIV Policy
Recent INTERNATIONAL news items:
* Activists Protest Ahead of UN Summit
* Free GPS for Google Cellphones
* Zimbabwe Deports UN Rights Expert
* Africa Needs US$70bn to Fight Climate Change
* Capacity Building for Rwandan NGOs
Non-profit Analysis and Opinions
* Article: African Debt Crisis
* Book: The Vulnerability of Small NGOs
* Resource: Information Resource Management Kit
* Journal: International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology
* Weekly Whinge: No Sex Please, Were Under Cover
* Weekly Whinge: Im No Lady (Im All Woman)
* Weekly Whinge: Running Away (Down Vilakazi Street)
* Portal: Citizen Journalism in Africa Project
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