IT was a gathering of Trade Unions and civil society organisations, CSOs in the West African sub-region on the auspices of West African Networking Meeting on Continental Rights Based Social Protection Project.

 

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Women can unlock the growth potential of any society both in developed and developing countries.

A study by McKinsey Global Institute found that by advancing women’s equality, $12 trillion would be added to the world GDP by 2025.

Although there is increasing recognition of the role of women in socio-economic development, women across Asia still face a wide range of issues such as access to education and skills, access to financial services, equal promotion opportunities at the workplace and domestic violence.

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Two hundred and fourteen children from Barbuda received psycho social assistance after the trauma of hurricane Irma, through the Return to Happiness Program implemented from Oct. 2 to 7 by 17 education specialists.

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Over 2,100 potentially vulnerable children were turned down for support by Gloucestershire’s social workers last year – double the number of the previous year.

The dramatic rise has been attributed to greater awareness of child protection and austerity, but has also prompted fears that children could be slipping through the net.

The number of children needing support from children’s services is increasing with 7,300 early this year, up from 6,000 a year earlier.

But the numbers of children turned down by social services has risen even faster.

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The European Social Services Conference (ESSC) is the European Social Network’s annual flagship event. Bringing together thousands of senior professionals from all sectors and across over the past 25 years, the ESSC has long been pioneering the value of knowledge exchange in improving services and transforming people’s lives. Since the first event in 1993, we have witnessed extraordinary developments of new ideas and technology impacting on our own lives and the lives of those we care for.

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The Trinidad and Tobago Cabinet has approved a national social mitigation plan, the first phase of which will be implemented next year. The sum of $2 million has been approved in the budget for this fiscal year says Minister of Social Development and Family Affairs Cherrie-Ann Critchlow Cockburn.

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Federal Minister for National Health Services Regulation & Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar said on Monday that the national health vision of Pakistan is aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and that it has taken major steps in realm of universal health coverage.

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Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) inaugurated yesterday the call centre and hotline of its the Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre (Aman) to receive social protection calls or advisory, legal and psychological services.

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Ministers of Labour and Employment from the US, Japan, Germany, Italy, UK, France and Canada met in Turin last week to discuss the future of work. Guy Ryde, director-general of the International Labor Organization (ILO), also took part in the talks.

Areas covered included promoting skills and fostering labour rights; labour, employment policies and social protection policies; and fostering a multi-stakeholder approach to do this.

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The 13th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and 6th Meeting of Ministers for Women is currently underway in Suva, capital of Fiji, with a theme of being Pacific women's economic empowerment.

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