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The latest featured news items from SDDirect

News & Insights

 

Read the latest featured news items from SDDirect.


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COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence in Zimbabwe: How is the pandemic increasing the risk of violence against women and girls?

10.12.2020

In this blog to mark the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign, we summarise available evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced trends and forms of GBV in Zimbabwe, which women and girls are most at risk of GBV, and what factors are driving GBV during the pandemic.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

03.12.2020

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Social Development Direct is hopeful that through collective efforts by governments, the private sector and civil society we can create a more disability-inclusive world during the recovery from the pandemic.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2020

25.11.2020

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), we explore why, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, work on GBV is as important as ever.

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SDDirect has appointed Dr Sue Griffiths as its incoming Managing Director

21.10.2020

As Managing Director, Sue’s role is to lead the SDDirect team to continue to deliver excellent and innovative social development consultancy and research with inclusion and social justice at its heart.

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Implementation Package on RESPECT Women: Preventing Violence against Women

16.10.2020

SDDirect is pleased to announce the launch of the implementation package of the RESPECT Women: Preventing Violence against Women Framework.

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International Day of the Girl 2020

09.10.2020

In order to mark the 2020 IDG, 25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we reflect on progress made but also recognise the continued risks and challenges that adolescent girls face in both development and humanitarian contexts.