Girish Menon
Chief Exec of ActionAid

Entries by Girish Menon

Violence Against Women and Girls - It's Time to Put Words Into Action

(1) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (00:00)

Violence and harassment, or the threat of it, is one of the most widespread and horrific abuse of human rights globally and a daily reality for millions of women and girls around the world.

Today in Westminster, MPs from across different political parties will join together to...

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The Global Goals: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back on Women's Rights?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 March 2016 | (12:40)

ActionAid's Daiane Dultra leads an empowerment session for vulnerable girls in Cabu, Pernambuco

It is exactly six months since world leaders agreed a series of Global Goals at the United Nations in New York to end poverty, tackle climate change...

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The Urban Sanitation Business

(0) Comments | Posted 29 December 2014 | (15:07)

2014-12-29-TZ37_021.jpgGulper operators in Temeke, Tanzania, 2011. Credit: WaterAid

With almost half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa living in towns and cities, urban sanitation poses a serious challenge. This is especially the case for unplanned or informal settlements where the majority of the...

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Why a Lack of Toilets Is Costing the Earth

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2014 | (23:00)

Toilets don't get a lot of airtime. So we at WaterAid are really pleased to see BBC Radio 4's Costing the Earth devoting time to toilets - more specifically, the cost of allowing 2.5 billion people around the globe to continue to live without access to them -...

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What Has Aid Ever Done for Growth?

(1) Comments | Posted 4 July 2013 | (12:21)

With the deadline for the achievement of the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expiring at the end of in 2015, world leaders are discussing what the next set of goals should be. A lot of attention has been given to the possible new goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030....

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Sustaining the Progress: Managing Lasting Water Facilities in Ethiopia

(0) Comments | Posted 13 December 2012 | (17:38)

Historically, the rural water sector has been replete with cases of failed water systems because mechanisms to ensure their sustainability have not always been prioritised.

However, sustainability is achievable, as demonstrated during a recent trip to WaterAid programmes in drought-prone Konso, Ethiopia, where there are some exciting and...

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A Living Legacy: What London's History Is Teaching Us About Tackling Cholera In Mozambique

(0) Comments | Posted 23 August 2012 | (17:41)

Cholera is a word that fills the world's poorest people with dread, but if asked, the average person in the west would probably know little apart from what is gleaned from foreign correspondents reporting from hellish refugee camps.

WaterAid/ Eva-Lotta JanssonSo the basics are...

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