What Works’ presence at the SVRI Forum and its activities across the 16 Days of Activism and the ratification of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals offered us a great opportunity to spotlight some of the work we are doing in the press, here are some highlights:
At the SVRI Forum in Cape Town
Rachel Jewkes was interviewed on day one of the SVRI Forum on Power FM, one of South Africa’s biggest commercial radio stations, you can listen to the interview here.
Our What Works blog covered day one of the SVRI Forum.
Thomson Reuters Foundation interviewed Rachel Jewkes and MRC researcher Yandisa Sikweyiya for a piece which went up on the wire and was picked up around the world.
And the SVRI Forum was elegantly wrapped up by Emma Fulu on her Huffington Post blog.
On the Sustainable Development Goals and across the 16 Days of Activism
Emma Fulu reflected on the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals on her Huffington Post.
Marat Yu, of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) wrote about his floor visit when observing a HERhealth training in a ready-made garment (RMG) factory in Bangladesh.
Andy Gibbs, of South Africa’s HEARD Gender Equality and HIV Prevention Programme, wrote a powerful blog for What Works on the impact of helping young people in South Africa strengthen their livelihoods.
Rachel Jewkes reflected on the Sustainable Development Goals on the DFID blog as the 16 Days of Activism began.
Our #perfectworld campaign was posted on Guardian Witness.
And Gemma Ferguson from Equal Access wrote an insightful piece on working with academics for The Guardian Development Professionals Network.
From What Works: VAWG in Conflict and Humanitarian Crises
Mairi MacRae, women’s rights activist, working at the IRC and Director of What Works to Prevent VAWG in Conflict and Humanitarian Crises, wrote in the Huffington Post, on the question of: what happened to women and girls during Typhoon Haiyan?
From What Works: Economic and Social Costs of VAWG
Jennifer McCleary-Sills celebrated the progress made to end VAWG over the past 20 years, but highlighted the long road still ahead.