The Women’s NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) started as an organ for coordinating the activities of women organizations and groups in Liberia in 1998, in between the two civil wars that ravaged the country from 1989 - 2003. They now serve as an umbrella organization for over 105 local women’s rights organizations. The vision of WONGOSOL is to achieve a just and fair Liberian society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision-making processes at all levels. They work to build the capacity of women’s organizations and other stakeholders to improve their...
|Play for Peace Tournament||
About Play for Peace Tournament
Please note: Play for Peace Tournament postponed until Saturday, October 18, 2014.
To help raise funds and awareness about our work, and to generally have a geeky good time, PeaceGeeks is hosting a premier eSports tournament in Vancouver. Come Play for Peace with us! Showcase your FIFA 14 and NHL 14 skills in the Play for Peace Tournament for a chance to win up to $1,000 in prizes. FIFA World Cup quarter final soccer games in Brazil will be screened live during the event! We will also have a silent auction with some great prizes to...(read more)
|PeaceGeeks, Oxfam Canada, and BCCIC Present: PeaceTalks #19: Global Aid: What Difference Does It...||
Oxfam Canada's Executive Director, Robert Fox, recently participated at the High Level Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico, where he chaired a workshop on the need for an inclusive approach in international development initiatives. This PeaceTalk will discuss his findings with regards to global aid and its effectiveness in improving the lives of women and their communities which live in poverty.
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|PeaceTalks #18: Child Sponsorship Charities - A Look at Unintended Consequences & Alternatives||
Transnational child sponsorship has been around since the 1930s and still comprises a large share of globalized child-focused charity. While practices have changed to reflect development lessons learned, detrimental unintended consequences persist. In this presentation Elizabeth Cooper will discuss findings from a study she conducted of child sponsorship experiences in western Kenya. It will trace how these experiences have influenced children and adults to understand charity, and indeed externally-initiated interventions generally, as untrustworthy. These judgements are in large part the...(read more)
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