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Q+A: Working with communities to stop gender-based violence

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Mercy Corps

In developing countries all over the world, women and girls are often seen as less valuable than their male counterparts. This inequality, which remains in many traditional cultures, makes it more difficult for women and girls to get an education, marry when they choose to, earn an income and have a voice in their own life and their communities.

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Beyond Bandaids: Rebuilding Market Systems Amidst Catastrophe in South Sudan

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Mercy Corps

PURPOSE

This paper seeks to influence discussions and decisions amongst donors, policy makers, and non-governmental organizations responding to the food security crisis in South Sudan. It argues that the humanitarian response cannot be confined to direct-delivery assistance alone. Market-based interventions to re-stimulate local market systems are needed immediately in order to prevent a famine by January 2015, and lay the foundations for early recovery.

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Mali + 2 others
Rethinking Resilience: Prioritizing Gender Integration to Enhance Household and Community Resilience to Food Insecurity in the Sahel

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Mercy Corps

Nowhere is answering the question of how to increase resilience more critical than across the Sahel, a region plagued by chronic poverty, food insecurity, drought, ecosystem degradation, and conflict. Mercy Corps conducted field research in Mali, Niger, and Northern Nigeria to examine the differing vulnerabilities and capacities of men, women, boys, and girls to understand what helps build the resilience of individuals, households, and communities. We found numerous structural barriers and unequal power dynamics that need to be addressed to ensure a truly resilient Sahel.

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Quick facts: What you need to know about the South Sudan crisis

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Mercy Corps

South Sudan should be a country full of hope just three years after gaining independence. Instead, it’s now in the grip of a massive humanitarian crisis. Nearly 4 million people are at risk of starvation and some areas are facing possible famine.

But the alarming food crisis in South Sudan isn’t the result of drought — it’s man-made. Political conflict has caused massive displacement, raging violence and dire food shortages.

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India + 1 other
Responding to devastating floods in Kashmir

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Mercy Corps

Days of torrential rain in Kashmir — a Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan — have caused the worst flooding there in half a century, and left at least 450 people dead across both countries.

Approximately 1.5 million people throughout the region have been affected by the catastrophic floods, which submerged some 350 villages. More than 500,000 people are stranded in the higher areas of Srinagar, the capital of India-administered Kashmir and one of the cities most devastated by the deadly waters.

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Gender Specialist

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2014 Mercy Corps

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY

The Progress Gender Specialist will work toward providing a framework of activities to guide gender integration throughout the life of PROGRESS and across all technical sectors with the goal of enhancing absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity for resilience of women and augmenting access to assets, capital and decision-making processes.

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PROGRAM MANAGER - BASED IN MOROTO & KAMPALA (Contingent upon funding)

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2014 Mercy Corps

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GOVERNANCE TEAM LEADER - MOROTO ( Contingent upon funding)

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2014 Mercy Corps

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MARKET SYSTEMS TEAM LEADER - MOROTO (Contigent upon funding)

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2014 Mercy Corps

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NATURAL RESOURCE TEAM LEADER - BASED IN MOROTO ( Contingent upon funding)

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2014 Mercy Corps

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