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Reports exploring progress, planning and budgeting to address gender-based violence in South Africa

“Violence against women is pervasive in South Africa where, as in many other countries, cultural values and norms serve to condone and reinforce abusive practices against women”[1].  A number of reports have been released by Government this year and provides important information and feedback with regards to progress made (in terms of implementing the Beijing declaration […]

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Posted on 29 Aug 2014 under DGMT Points of Interest, Inclusive, Enabling Communities.


CONFERENCES and conferences – and knowing the difference

I am a 47 year old professional that has been working in the development sector all my life. I never ‘did’ conferences. There were various reasons, but it mainly related to my doubts regarding the value of research that is constantly produced, but never translated into a language that lay people can understand easily.  That was my little bugbear! In 2013 I was offered an opportunity to […]

Posted on 29 Jul 2014 under From Head & Heart, From Head and Heart: Inclusive, Enabling Communities.


Inclusion of those most left out in 2011

The objectives of DGMT’s Inclusion portfolio are to: Provide direct support in response to the needs of those who are most left out of South African society; Develop the management capacity of community-based organisations that show promise; Leverage new or expanded support systematic links to quality service providers; Strengthen voice and visibility by supporting advocacy […]

Posted on 22 Nov 2011 under DGMT Points of Interest, Inclusive, Enabling Communities.