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5 reasons to hold onto hope for the future
Round-the-clock news headlines can paint a picture of doom and gloom, meaning we lose sight of the facts. However, larger global trends tell a much more positive story of progress. Here are five things to be hopeful for in 2019.
Getting positive about HIV: busting myths with music
Darren Clark has dedicated 12 years to harnessing the power of music to educate communities in Southern Africa on HIV and AIDS. Darren, now with an MBE to his name, says the fight against HIV and AIDS is not over.
Why we need more outspoken women
From climate activist Greta Thunberg, to Karachi’s first female police superintendent Shehla Qureshi, more and more strong women are speaking up against the injustice they see around them, and changing their world.
5 things I've learned volunteering in a refugee camp
Kenyan volunteer Ann Wambui shares what she's learnt as a volunteer in Cox's Bazar camp in Bangladesh.
How we're prepping the world's poorest for climate change
People in developing countries are bearing the brunt of global climate change, but VSO is supporting communities to become more resilient to changes in their natural environment.
The future of farming is female
Fatima Al Hassan is part of a new generation of female farmers. In the past two years, Fatima has gone from cash-strapped housewife to successful entrepreneur, and is helping fight gender inequality along the way.
Inside the climate-driven conflict in Nigeria
In Nigeria last year, six times more people were killed in clashes between herdsmen and farmers than in attacks by terrorist group Boko Haram. So why aren’t we hearing more on this issue?
5 lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs – from the women who’ve been there
What does it take to start up your own business? For International Women’s Day, we speak to five women from around the world on their best business advice.
Making sure no student gets left behind in Myanmar
In Myanmar, with a newly-elected government and an education system undergoing major changes, we are urgently recruiting VSO volunteers to help teachers adapt.
Five ways we’re supporting farmers in Nigeria
The last five years have been very busy for one group of farmers in Minna, Nigeria. Through a VSO project, thousands of them have been trained to improve their agricultural skills as well as their ability to run their farms as serious businesses.