Precolonial Societies on Gender and Sexuality: A Hindu, Muslim and Indigenous Peoples’ Perspective — Muslims For Progressive Values video

Colonial legal codes, political and religious systems, and patriarchal cultural mores and narratives still inform and influence laws, policies, and social practices in many former colonial territories. These foreign systems and narratives were imposed on and eroded existing legal, political, and religious institutions, and erased indigenous sexualities, genders, and expressions. Sexual and gender minorities across…

Background Working conditions in the globalised textile industry | Germany is pursuing a broad range of efforts in support of environmental and social standards at various levels

Worldwide, there are more than 60 million people working in the textile and garment industry – most of them in developing and emerging economies. The industry is characterised by close international integration and complex supply chains. Its contribution to economic growth and development is significant. In some countries, however, production and working conditions do not…

Educating women, developing society — By SALIMAH SHIRAJ AMIRALI on The Ismaili

Over a century ago, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah had an unprecedented vision for the region of South Asia: to provide exceptional, educational opportunities to students, particularly girls, to help spur development. Students at the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan.PHOTO: AKDN / NOOR FAREED AKDN agencies work with partners to build schools, train teachers,…

Photos: Sustainable Development Goals through Partnerships — Aga Khan Development Network org

Revitalisation work on the Quli Qutb Shah Archaeological Park in Hyderabad, India. Partners who have supported the programme: Government of Telangana Department of Archaeology and Museums, Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority (Hyderabad), Tata Trusts for the Conservation of Ten Major Monuments, US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation for Archaeological Excavations.-AKDN / AKTC This hairdresser…

Germany: Minister Müller gives send-off to 20,000th volunteer, launches South-North exchange|All about “weltwärts”- (translates as "world-wards")

New South-North component of volunteers service weltwärts: Minister Gerd Müller together with Jan Wenzel, the chair of the German association “Ventao”, and the Ambassador of Mozambique, Amadeu Paulo Samuel de Conceiçao, welcomes the first volunteers from Bolivia, Chile, Cameroon, Columbia, Mexico und Mozambique.Images© Thomas Köhler/photothek 20.02.2014 | Berlin – Today, Minister Gerd Müller gave an…

Meet the Speakers dedicated volunteers from across Canada that promotes discussion and learning on global issues — Aga Khan Foundation Canada

The Speaker Bureau is a group of dedicated volunteers from across Canada that promotes discussion and learning on global issues and inspires Canadians to get involved in international development. Learn More Are you looking for a dynamic speaker to inform and motivate your audience about global issues and international development? Do you want to learn…

Surgery Could Save Millions of Lives in Developing Countries — The World Bank Org

STORY HIGHLIGHTS A new book, “Essential Surgery,” says greater access to surgical care in developing countries could avert 1.5 million deaths a year. Basic surgeries such as setting broken bones or delivering babies via Caesarean section are among the most cost-effective health interventions in developing countries. “Essential Surgery” is the first of nine volumes in…