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Pads for Empowerment of Women in Malawi

When I first arrived in Malawi, I was appalled to learn that menstruation is a major challenge for school age girls here.

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Next Monday, Uniterra will welcome three representatives from Guinea who will remain in Canada for about a month to complete their respective mandates:

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 Agriculture constitutes one of the principal economic activities in the West African countries where the Uniterra Program is active. These countries include Senegal, where about 60% of the population depends on the agricultural sector, which accounts for 18% of the gross domestic product.

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In search of CECI's former volunteers!

Since its foundation in 1958, CECI has become a gateway to International Cooperation in Quebec and Canada. Over the years, CECI has provided more than 10,000 volunteers the opportunity to change millions of lives by sharing their expertise and experience.

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Survey: Towards an Action Plan for Youth

WUSC and CECI, through their joint Uniterra program, have developed several activities in human development and poverty reduction involving youth from both the South and Canada. WUSC and CECI are currently developing a detailed youth strategy with specific objectives and an Action Plan to achieve development results in the Global South.

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Six students of the Groupe de collaboration internationale en ingénierie de l’Université de Sherbrooke (GCIUS)  are about to fly to Burkina Faso to build four wells and an irrigation system for vegetable growing. Through Uniterra, the GCIUS team will work with the Association de solidarité et entraide mutuelle au Sahel (SEMUS) in the village...

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In Burkina Faso, theatre is an important tool to communicate, mobilize local resources and improve the socioeconomic, psychosocial and leadership status of HIV-AIDS infected women.

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Women at National Assembly in Senegal

The adoption in 2010 in Senegal of the Law on male-female parity is paying off! There are now 65 women out of 150 members at the National Assembly, i.e. 43.33% vs 18.03% after the 2007 legislative elections.

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Solidarity Sundays

Solidarity Sundays is a space created by Casa de Cervantes to promote and motivate organizations who work in the field of Fair Trade in Guatemala. The organisation's role is to promote their products and raise awareness nationwide about Fair Trade and responsible consumption.

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The International Seminar participants are now back from their six-week internships in Senegal where they had an amazing intercultural experience while working in collaboration with Senegalese students on different themes such a security, youth employability and social economy. To learn more about their research, their life in a group and their intercultural learning, we...

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