Category - Development

  • 13 Jun 2011

    Yemen has been much in the news of late – and the situation there is often portrayed rather negatively. Ekklesia’s Simon Barrow interviewed Progressio’s enterprising on-the-ground representative in Yemen, Abeer Al-Absi, to find out how she sees the situation, and to discover how the strands of hope can be threaded together. The discussion includes the role of women and the HIV-AIDS challenge.

  • 5 Jan 2011

    The current government in Ghana has declared that it intends to make the West African nation a 'first world' country by 2020. That is clearly fanciful, but recent oil discoveries mean that huge amounts of money will undoubtedly be spent over the next ten years. The question is, what will this mean for the people of Ghana as a whole, and especially for those trying to escape poverty?

  • 20 Oct 2010

    Christian Aid has welcomed the UK government’s international aid pledge, while acknowledging the pain of public spending cuts victims in Britain.

  • 13 Oct 2010

    Peace, migrants' rights, freedom of religion, security and development are the four priority themes adopted by the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.

  • 22 Jun 2010

    The government has missed an opportunity to raise more money to protect the poorest in the UK from spending cuts and VAT rises, and help tackle global poverty and climate change, says Oxfam.

  • 29 Mar 2010

    African religious leaders have called on their governments to back calls for a strong, comprehensive treaty against arms trading, with funds redirected to development.

  • 26 May 2009

    The best charity gifts help develop the independence and sustainability of struggling economies. In the hands of local people, a small business can be a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty.

  • 26 May 2009

    Even when the law is not a direct disadvantage to them, it often fails to ensure basic human rights for women.

  • 26 May 2009

    If a country cannot educate or medicate its people, it doesn’t have much chance of putting an end to poverty. Whilst it is important for countries to receive aid for the building of these facilities, there is another short-term solution.

  • 12 Dec 2008

    People must be “at the centre” of their own development if they are to lift themselves out of poverty, Progressio’s Executive Director, Christine Allen, told charity leaders this week.