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One in three women is estimated to have experienced physical or sexual violence during their lifetime – a fact often hidden, and too high to be ignored. We talked to the European Union Delegations in Guatemala and Mexico about their selection for the Spotlight Initiative, and its role in a region deemed the most violent in the world for women.
Ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030 will require a comprehensive attention to malnutrition in all its forms that goes beyond targeting only stunting and wasting – agreed the participants of the Nutrition Seminar organised in March by the European Commission in Brussels.
At this year's European Development Days, our team of journalists will be talking to panellists, speakers, guests and exhibitors about the best practices to overcoming today’s key development challenges. Want to share your story?
EU Aid Volunteers is an initiative of the European Union that brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities.
With a population predicted to grow to 9.6 billion by 2050 according UN estimates and increasing resource scarcity to match – shifting to a sustainable economic model is quickly becoming an imperative. Capacity4dev caught up with the European Commission and Chatham House, to find out what a circular economy means for the developing world – and how it can be promoted in development cooperation.
Virunga: Preserving Africa’s national parks through people-centred development
Home to rare and endangered species, the Congo’s national parks are also sites of human conflict. Without addressing the material drivers behind ecological degradation, conservation risks a losing battle. For Virunga, tackling socio-economic challenges facing local populations was a necessity in preserving its natural heritage.
EU-UN joint workshop on results-based financing and cost schemes
In the context of continuous efforts of the EU towards results-oriented approaches, DG DEVCO hosted an EU-UN joint workshop to advance current discussions on results-based financing (RBF) and cost schemes on 22 March.
Dr.Jane Goodall with orphan chimpanzee Uruhara at the Sweetwaters Sanctuary in Kenya.
Best known for her breakthrough study on chimpanzees and her activist work around the world, today, Jane Goodall focuses her efforts as much on conserving the natural environment as helping the people who depend on it. She sat down with Capacity4dev to explain the link between the two.
Forum members sit down for a discussion
The Policy Forum on Development (PFD) provides a platform for members of civil society, local authorities, the private sector and European institutions to shape development policies together. The first European Regional Meeting in Ghent in January 2018 provided a chance for a discussion on what works – and what doesn’t – laying the groundwork for new partnerships in pursuit of shared objectives.
A Pakistani family sets up camp by flooded lands
Climate change affects everyone – from villagers in the most remote parts of the world, to metropolitan heads of government and private sector leaders. Amid a changing political landscape and an increase in climate impacts, dialogue and collaboration are needed more than ever to make a lasting difference.

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