Source: Irrawaddy Country: Myanmar RANGOON — The United Kingdom will maintain its annual aid package to Burma, at about US$100 million, over the next two years. A quarter of that aid in the 2014-15 fiscal year will be spent on ... FULL ARTICLE AT Relief Web
Source: Department for International Development Country: World Event to empower girls by ending harmful cultural practices both in the UK and overseas. The Prime Minister will host a major event in July to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) and early ... FULL ARTICLE AT Relief Web
Source: Department for International Development Country: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, World, Yemen, Zambia Justine Greening's keynote speech at the Transform Her Future event hosted by Plan UK, Girls Not Brides and the Gender and Development Network. Introduction Thank you for ... FULL ARTICLE AT Relief Web
Starz, in partnership with the BBC, announced today that they will produce and air the original limited drama series “The Missing.” Filming has begun on the eight-episode run in Brussels, Belgium. Written by Harry and Jack Williams ( Honest ) and directed ... FULL ARTICLE AT Comingsoon.net
Legislation which places commitment to bolster gender equality on aid disbursements receives cross-party backing A private member's bill to force the UK government to consider the impact of its overseas aid spending on reducing gender inequality is poised to ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer
Mobile technology specialist Malcolm Vernon explains how cell phones can protect women at risk of abuse or trafficking You are currently an adviser on mobile solutions at the International Labour Organisation. Tell us about the Work in Freedom project. Work ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer
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The Department For International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department, the goal of which is "to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty".
As of 9 June 2009:
The Permanent Secretary since 2008 at DFID is Nemat (Minouche) Shafik.
Originally created as the Ministry of Overseas Development (ODM) during the Labour government of 1964-70, the agency lost its... Full
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