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Palestinian women, violence, and the peace process

Much has been written about the contribution of Palestinian women to their nation's liberation struggle. They have not only survived in an atmosphere of remorseless violence, but have also made remarkable strides in terms of their rights and development a ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:10

The spatialisation of child protection: notes from the occupied Palestinian territory

This paper considers the employment of spatialised practice within child protection efforts as pursued by humanitarian agencies. Starting from a brief overview of the genealogy of enclosure and separation within both humanitarianism and in relation to c ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-06-13 14:58

Funding preventative or curative care? The Assiut Burns Project

The Assuit Burns Project (ABP) is a small Egyptian NGO working to help burns victims. The author describes the work of the Project, setting out its various capacities, and criticises funders' and donors' over-emphasis on preventative medicine at the expen ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:59

Trade unions and women's NGOs: diverse civil society organisations in Iran

A comparison of trade unions and NGOs in Iran demonstrates the diverse nature of their activities. Over the last 90 years, trade unions have played important roles in changing the political system in that country. However, unions are largely male- dominat ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:11

Listening to Iraqi refugee children in Jordan, but then what? Exploring the impact of participatory research with children

Following the American-led invasion of Iraq, thousands of Iraqis fled to Jordan and the international donor community initiated humanitarian assistance. Through a unique partnership, three organisations conducted participatory research with Iraqi childr ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-06-13 15:07

Small enterprise opportunities in municipal solid waste management

Urban and industrial growth in developing countries makes the provision of adequate waste management services vital. Public sector-private sector partnerships (the authors describe potential structures for these partnerships) offer one way to manage this ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:59

Pariah States and Sanctions in the Middle East: Iraq, Libya, Sudan

Author:  Niblock, Tim Publisher:  Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2001, ISBN: 1 5558 ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 19:50

Thinking about faith-based organisations in development: where have we got to and what next?

This paper takes stock of current thinking about the nature and distinctiveness of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in development. Since the 1990s, public policy-linked scholarship from the USA has sought to define and categorise FBOs. More recently, m ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-07-12 12:44

NGOs and the dynamics of the Egyptian labour market

This article discusses the role NGOs play, not in their traditional role as service providers, but as employers in the Egyptian labour market. Over the last two decades, NGOs have been offering attractive job opportunities to middle-class professionals wh ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:03

Islamism, Secularism and Human Rights in the Middle East

Author:  Monshipouri, Mahmood Issue:  Volume 9, ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-08 08:19