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Sexualised Violence in the National Debate - Cross Border Observatios in India and South Africa

In 2013, the world came to know of two young women: Jyoti Singh Pandey from India and Anene Booysen from South Africa. Both were gang-raped, brutally attacked and died fighting for their lives. If it wasn’t for their families, outraged citizens, and civil society activists, they would today be nothing more than statistics, two digits added to the alarming number of women raped and murdered worldwide.

YALI Criticises NGOs Political Stance

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has expressed concern that some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Zambia are getting involved in partisan politics and active campaigns for political candidates.

YALI governance advisor, Isaac Mwanza, says even if he believes in the right of NGOs to be critical of government and politicians, he also believes that civil society organisations must avoid the temptation of engaging in active partisan politics that favour one candidate against another.

Global Cloud Technology Survey – Announcing the Results!

In February and March 2012, TechSoup Global and its global network of partner organisations, including SANGONeT via the SANGOTeCH Technology Donation Programme, conducted a survey of NGOs around the world to better understand current cloud computing usage and future plans for cloud computing adoption.

The survey garnered more than 10 500 respondents from 88 countries.

The results are in.

Doctors Without Borders: Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response

A team from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been redeployed to the newly effected areas and is involved in life saving interventions after a second earthquake today hit Nepal yesterday. The epicentre of the quake is 80km east of Kathmandu, in Dolakha district and we are relieved to report that all 120 of Doctors Without Borders staff are safe and have been accounted for.

Amref Health Africa Calls for Greater Synergy and Investment to Reach, Treat and Cure Every TB Case

World TB Day 2015

Tuberculosis remains one of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases. In 2013, an estimated nine million people developed tuberculosis (TB) and 1.5 million died from the disease, 360,000 of whom were HIV-positive. TB is slowly declining each year and it is estimated that 37 million lives were saved between 2000 and 2013 through effective diagnosis and treatment.

International Conference of Cooperatives 2014

The International Summit of Cooperatives is a biennial gathering where leaders of cooperative and mutualist enterprises get together to discuss their concerns about the current and future business challenges they all share. The summit is also an unequalled opportunity to forge valuable strategic alliances, stay abreast of major international development trends and gain a solid understanding of the global cooperative movement and the business opportunities it offers.

The next International Summit of Cooperatives takes place from 6-9 October 2014 in Quebec, Canada.

Organisation of African Youth: Volunteer - Programme Development Manager

The Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) is the youth platform for information exchange, forum for debate on African issues and a network of future political, corporate, academic, literary, religious and traditional leaders in all African contexts.

OAYouth seeks to appoint a Volunteer - Programme Development Manager, based in Johannesburg.

Responsibilities:

Half of World's PCs Use Pirated Software – Survey

A Business Software Alliance (BSA) survey shows that almost half of personal computer users around the world get their software illegally, with China's massive market the worst culprit.

In its new survey, BSA found that 47 percent of personal computer users globally believe there is nothing wrong with using unauthorised copies of software programmes.

The survey of 15 000 personal computer users in 32 countries found that Chinese users have the most relaxed attitude to piracy.

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