Zambia Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

In April 2016 Zambia had the privilege to be visited by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, as one of the countries chosen for her annual visits and assessments on the status of disability rights. The subsequent Zambia country report … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN2017 CfP: Disability and Social Protection

2017 SASPEN ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC To read the Call for Abstracts and Concept Note in a pdf, click here (pdf, 404kb) We cordially invite you to attend the conference. Please register at Conference registration is limited … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN brief: 8 new Briefs on Sustainability of Social Protection

In SASPEN briefs 1/2016 to 8/2016, eight presenters from the 2015 annual SASPEN Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” explore different facets of social protection and country case studies. Victoire Umuhire and Christoph Ernst of the International Labour Organisation discuss the … ———- Please continue reading

ODI: Leaving no one behind project papers

The recent “Leaving no one behind” project of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has published three working papers about including hard-to-reach population groups in social protection, namely Informal, Migrant and marginalized Women workers (all of which were also subject of previous SASPEN conferences). In the paper ‘Extending social insurance to informal workers: a … ———- Please continue reading

World Bank Blog: Less Poverty in African Female Headed Households

On the World Bank’s ‘Let’s talk Development’-Blog Dominique van de Walle, Lead Economist in the World Bank‘s Gender and Development Group, scrutinizes the fact that poverty is falling faster in Africa’s female headed households and concludes that between economic opportunities and social protection the positive trend has not yet been properly explained: Perhaps poor … ———- Please continue reading

FAO Blog: Social Cash Transfers for Women

With Brazil and Mexico having introduced the notion that social cash transfers should explicitly target women, a model of social protection that has since been emulated in several countries, Ana Paula de la O Campos, Gender Policy Officer for FAO’s Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, analyzes the rationale behind … ———- Please continue reading

WIEGO Child Care Initiative Strategic Workshop

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) held a Initiative Strategic Workshop on June 21 – June 23, 2015, in Durban. The goal of the workshop was to determine the future direction of WIEGO’s Child Care Initiative. Through this initiative WIEGO hopes to raise the visibility of childcare as … ———- Please continue reading