Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ethiopia – International Day of Women

Story told by LWF-Goro staff Tsige Assefa. Written by Heather Pryse. 2011 On March 8th, people all over the world will gather to celebrate the “International Day of Women”.¬† International Women’s Day is a global occasion to celebrate the economic, … Continue reading

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Swaziland – Just ask Bill

Sam Moskaw, Lutheran Development Services Swaziland, Dec 2010 Just Ask Bill¬† – Answers a 16 days of Activism in Swaziland GBV campaign project There is a rumour around Swaziland that if you want to end Gender Based Violence you need … Continue reading

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Uganda – Dance with us

Jenny Williams, LWF Uganda Cam-Cam Borehole, Three Years Later In the bright Ugandan sun, the dance begins: four women stomping their feet to the beat of cowhide drums and hollow calabash shells, accompanied by shrill whistles and ululations from the … Continue reading

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Cambodia – Awareness campaign to disseminate Forest Law and protect Deforestation

Leak Ratna, Communications Coordinator, LWF Cambodia About 250 villagers residing in Ampil Pram Daeum commune, Bavel district of Battambang province met in front of the commune hall in Feb 2010 to monitor their community forestry (CF) which is being increasingly … Continue reading

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Sudan – Refugees

Rev. Matt Anker, Goulburn Murray Lutheran Parish, Australia Australia and the countries of Africa is symbolic of the very different worlds they represent. A difference I could only begin to imagine before I embarked on this journey. Cattle Camp As … Continue reading

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Uganda – Students trust peer educators

Karen Ressel, LWF Uganda, 2010 One of the greatest challenges in the battle against AIDS is helping young people avoid contracting HIV in the first place. Mr. Byaruhanga John, an AIDS educator and teacher, is working with LWF Uganda to … Continue reading

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Mozambique – Sofala Water Tanks

Sarah Dekker, LWF Mozambique The effects of climate change are felt increasingly in the rural areas of Mozambique. The dry season is getting longer and longer. In the Sofala Province, many women spend most of their day searching for water. … Continue reading

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