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World Breastfeeding Week special - what mums have to say!

7 August 2017

Breastmilk; nature’s elixir which combines nutrition, immunology, and nurture in precise proportions for the new born who has just come from the protective womb of a mother.

When done correctly, breastfeeding can save not 10, not 100, not even 1000, but over 800,000 lives every single year – helping young babies survive and thrive by promoting their little brains and bodies to develop rapidly and properly, whilst protecting them from infection. It also has a long lasting protective...

Advocacy on global development at the World Bank

1 August 2017

Volunteer campaigners Ellie Wason and Hannah Lathan have just attended the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC, as part of which they took part in an advocacy meeting at the World Bank.

At the grassroots advocacy level, lobbying our local MPs in the UK, it is easy to feel a disconnect with international processes in the development world, especially when organisations such as the United Nations and the World Bank are based in the US....

Power phrases at the RESULTS International Conference

31 July 2017

Hannah Lathan is a campaigner with the Oxford RESULTS Group and has just attended the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC for the first time.

Power words and phrases have the ability to move others to listen, remember and take notes better. This is something that is easily integrated into our advocacy work. During my time at the RESULTS International Conference last week, I noticed that my notebook was...

RESULTS International Conference: Supporting the Global Partnership for Education

27 July 2017

Ellie Wason is a campaigner with the Brighton RESULTS Group and has just attended the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC for the first time.

One of RESULTS’ key themes in campaigning for poverty reduction is education. The importance of education in eliminating poverty has received attention at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC, where we have heard from RESULTS staff and a diverse range of other civil society groups...

What is the role of a RESULTS grassroots volunteer?

23 July 2017

Dr. Vikki Burns is a campaigner with the Birmingham RESULTS Group and is a member of the RESULTS UK Board of Trustees. She is attending the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC for the first time.

Describing the work of a RESULTS grassroots volunteer can be challenging. When I explain that we use informed advocacy to call for an end to extreme poverty worldwide, I usually finish with an ironic “because I like achievable goals”! However, being here...

RESULTS International Conference 2017: Building Advocacy Training Skills to Engage your Community

22 July 2017

Four members of the RESULTS UK grassroots network are attending the RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC (22-25 July), our annual celebration of our advocacy mission, where members of the RESULTS family from across the world meet, re-energise ourselves, and share challenges and successes.

In this first of a series of blog posts, ​ Attica Kone, a campaigner with the London RESULTS Group, shares what she...

Campaign Champions call on Parliament to invest in global education

20 July 2017

Last Wednesday, 20 smart, passionate and inspiring 14 and 15 year olds from across the UK assembled in London for a day of action in Parliament. Their mission? To call on MPs and decision makers to address the global learning crisis and invest more money in global education through the Global Partnership for Education.

This guest blog on the day comes from Lucy Owen, one of the 20 Campaign Champions representing 300,000 young people.

I’m a year 9 student...

4 reasons why the G20 delivered on health and education

13 July 2017

“‘We can achieve more together than by acting alone”.

That’s what the G20 Leaders stated in the outcome document or communique of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg last week. In these turbulent times, international solidarity and collaboration is far from easy. However, this deliberate statement was a symbol to us all that this year, the leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations showed that the G20 and international cooperation is far from dead.

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July conference call recording now available

7 July 2017

A recording of the July grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

We know that education is powerful, yet in too many lower income countries, children don’t have access to even a basic education. With an education funding gap of $39 billion annually and inequality in access to education rising, it is the most marginalised and vulnerable young people who are all too often left behind.

Toward the end of this year,...

Is caring in crisis? No, but NGOs aren’t helping.

30 June 2017

Last week I attended a book launch – not something I’ve ever done before, but this one seemed worth going to. “ Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs ”, a new book by Irene Bruna Seu , Reader in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, London, and Shani Orgad, Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, LSE, was a title bound to get my...

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