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More in common – our hopes and dreams

We are incredibly excited to be partnering with arts charity, Ignite Imaginations, on an arts project connecting women’s groups and refugee groups throughout Sheffield.  Inspired by the words of Jo Cox – “we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than that which divides us” – the groups will participate together in creative workshops exploring the theme: More in Common – Our Hopes and Dreams.  Continue reading

Help us feed families in South Sudan this Christmas, simply by spreading the word…

Every Christmas, we choose a grassroots project to support – this year we are helping out our old friends, Sonja and Elger Nieuwenhuis, who carry out an annual food distribution in South Sudan. Read on to find out more about the impact they are having on some of the poorest families in Juba, and how you can get involved. Continue reading

Be inspired this International Women’s Day!

17-year old Nyawal gave birth to her one-month-old son Kan Kuol at a primary health care facility funded by HPF. “I came to the clinic to deliver because of my past experience. I gave birth once before at home but the child died during delivery. This time I was lucky, it was a normal delivery but I felt safer with trained staff and they gave me medicine to prevent bleeding.” Credit: HPF/Liz Pick

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March, we have asked our clients and partners to share their inspirational stories about women in aid and development. Even though we have first-hand knowledge of the fantastic work these organisations do, we have been bowled over by the positivity and impact of their projects. To read more, select Women from our news menu and be inspired!

 

Building the capacity of women engineers in Uganda

Read how the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers, supported by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering, is becoming more gender inclusive, in this guest post for International Women’s Day.

Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) was established in 1972 to promote the general advancement of science, technology and the practice of engineering and its applications, and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on those subjects amongst the members of the Institution. Continue reading

Training a new generation of women humanitarians

Read about the new generation of women humanitarians in Bangladesh, in this guest post by the Talent Development Project for International Women’s day. 

Women and children are often disproportionately affected when a disaster strikes. Yet they are rarely consulted, let alone involved, in humanitarian response initiatives. The humanitarian sector workforce is traditionally male-dominated, and this is particularly the case in countries such as Bangladesh, where women are discouraged from humanitarian work by cultural norms and expectations and are vastly under-represented in humanitarian leadership positions. Continue reading

Saving the lives of mothers and babies in South Sudan

Maria gave birth to her first child at a primary health care centre funded by HPF. “Many women in our community die in child birth. I didn’t want that to happen to me. I wanted to come here where there is a trained midwife.” Credit: HPF/Liz Pick

Find out about the lifesaving work of the South Sudan Health Pooled Fund in this guest post for International Women’s Day…

Worldwide, more than 300,000 pregnant women and girls die every year due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth. The scale of maternal mortality across the world reflects a situation of inequality and discrimination suffered by women throughout their lifetimes.

From 1990 to 2015, the global maternal mortality ratio declined by 44% – from 385 deaths to 216 deaths per 100,000 live births. Continue reading

Breaking taboos around family planning in Wajir

Find out how the Talent Development Project broke down socio-cultural barriers to family planning in Wajir, Northern Kenya, in this guest post for International Women’s Day.

Wajir, an arid land in Northern Kenya which is pre-dominantly Muslim-Somali, is reported to have one of the highest numbers of child-brides in the country.  Continue reading

Register now for our free Women in Aid event!

Women in Aid Event

Are you interested in humanitarian aid and international development? Have you ever wondered what issues particularly affect women giving and receiving aid? Do you want to learn more through the personal experiences of women who have worked in the aid sector?

Date: 8th March, 2016
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Venue: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW
Price: Free, but spaces are limited so please book your ticket on Eventbrite using the button below

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Register now for our free Women in Aid event!

Women in Aid Event

Are you interested in humanitarian aid and international development? Have you ever wondered what issues particularly affect women giving and receiving aid? Do you want to learn more through the personal experiences of women who have worked in the aid sector?

Date: 30th April, 2015
Time: 5.15pm – 7.30pm
Venue: ICOSS, 219 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP
Price: Free, but spaces are limited so please book your ticket on Eventbrite using the button below

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