Author: David R Patient, April 7 2014 Ever stopped to wonder why we, in HIV prevention, have spent years teaching people about HIV, prevention and ARV's [antiretroviral thearapy] and yet people still revert to their cultural/religious/traditional beliefs? I mean there is no concrete evidence that the Ancestors exist, right? There is little evidence that traditional medicines work, yet people believe in them.
Author Manoj Pardeshi, April 7 2014: Pre ART: 1986 to 31st March 2004
"You have AIDS," a counselor said to me in 1997. I don't remember the exact date, but suddenly everything went blank. The counselor had spoken to me for more than 20 minutes, but I just remembered his one sentence: "You have AIDS." Only one thing came to my mind: everything is finished. I cursed God. Why did He choose me? Why only me?
Corporate Social Responsibility, between ideology and sustainability (II) [RSC, entre la ideología y la sostenibilidad (II)]Submitted by sorayacarvajal on April 6, 2014 - 6:12am
Author Soraya Carvajal B., April 9 2014: On the day "Activism RSC [CRS - corporate social responsibility]", convened by the ICEI [Instituto Complutense de Estudios Intercionales, Madrid, Spain], it was stressed that the RSC/RSE [business social responsibility] requires a paradigm shift, having to do with consumers and an enlightened society, passing an excess of volunteerism, a raw material, to the management of impacts, like providing itself with its own governance structur
Corporate Social Responsibility, between ideology and sustainability (I): RSC, entre la ideología y la sostenibilidad (I)Submitted by sorayacarvajal on April 6, 2014 - 6:09am
Author Soraya Carvajal B., April 10 2014: What roles do language, discourse and ideology in the field of sustainability? Do the actors of the Corporate Social Responsibility-RSC [CSR]/RSE [Business Social Responsibility] act according to the logic of the system that they intend to transform? How is the building of RSC/RSE being done in large companies? Is the RSC stuck in corporate governance?
Stereotypes that endure: the domestic, feminine terrain - Estereotipos que perduran: lo doméstico, terreno femeninoSubmitted by sorayacarvajal on April 6, 2014 - 5:57am
Author Soraya Carvajal B., April 8 2014: On 8 March, the International Women's Day was celebrated throughout the world and millions of women held demonstrations vindicating their fight for their rights and for real equality: to be recognized by one’s professional value rather than physical appearance; to break the glass ceiling imposed by limitations on professional accomplishments; to obtain for equal work, the same pay as their male counterparts; to be able to reconcile working life with personal and family life, among other rights.
Author Lilian Kiefer, April 3 2014: Sustainability is now a buzzword, featuring in almost all discussions on community development and donor funded initiatives.
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, April 1 2014 The UNDP [United Nations Development Programme] states that development can be inclusive - and reduce poverty - only if all groups of people contribute to creating opportunities, share the benefits of development, and participate in decision-making (UNDP, n.d). This assumes that the interests of all groups converge and there is no trade-off between the growth of the privileged groups and the marginalised - on the basis of race, caste, class, ethnicity, religion, abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Progressio's Policy Officer, Lizzette Robleto-Gonzalez (left side of the photo) comments on the role religious leaders can play to make progress towards equality, posted March 17 2014:
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