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  • Girl power is back

    Posted by Angie on 15 Jul 2016

    It’s that time of year again! Girl panels are about to kick off as the final phase of the With and For Girls Award judging process begins. Next week marks the start of the girl-led panels, starting with one in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, followed by panels in San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico...Read more

  • Putting Children First: developing safeguarding strategies

    Posted by Emma on 06 Jul 2016

    This guest blog by ChildHope's Karen Walker-Simpson details the development of Stars Foundation's comprehensive child protection strategy and safeguarding policy, helping Stars to lead the way by example in the case of child protection.Read more

  • 2015 Asia-Pacific Impact Award winners come together in the Philippines

    Posted by Emma on 01 Jul 2016

    This overview of the 2016 capacity building workshop for the Asia-Pacific region gives a glimpse of the topics covered, the participants and the activities that made the week so special to everyone involved.Read more

  • Women Deliver - and so much more than babies

    Posted by Emma on 08 Jun 2016

    Since 2007 the team at Women Deliver has been developing its conference into a force to be reckoned with. Five and a half thousand people attended this year from across the globe, and local actors on the ground were given the chance to take part remotely.Read more

  • Capacity Building - A Participant's Perspective

    Posted by Emma on 25 May 2016

    Yumi from Blue Dragon Children's Foundation tells us about what she gained from attending the Asia-Pacific capacity building workshop, both in terms of organisational management and learning from fellow Awardees.Read more

  • Local taking the lead: Why we use referral partners

    Posted by Camille on 26 Apr 2016

    January 2016 marked the beginning of a new process of awarding 20 organisations for the With and For Girls Collective and we've just published our list of the referral partners who helped us compile applications for the next stages of the award in 2016.Read more

  • Convening donors for better collaboration

    Posted by Swatee on 21 Apr 2016

    The Development Team have been working on ways to combine Stars' knowledge of convening with collaboration, and are bringing together a group of like-minded funders and individuals at two roundtable workshops entitled “Cross Funder Collaborations - trends, opportunities, and explorations”.Read more

  • Capacity Building to Foster Communities of Practice

    Posted by Cécile on 10 Mar 2016

    The new regional capacity building workshops taking place throughout March are underway - but what has driven the change to our usual way of working? Programmes Manager Cecile talks through this and more.Read more

  • APLE Cambodia: Achieving our ultimate vision

    Posted by Emma on 19 Feb 2016

    This guest blog from Seila Samleang of APLE Cambodia outlines its plans for the next five years in detail and demonstrates why local organisations are best-placed to implement change in their communities, acting as successful intermediaries between communities and official systems of authority...Read more

  • Flying the Flag for Local

    Posted by Angie on 11 Feb 2016

    2015 was a beacon year for international development. With a new set of global goals and agreement at COP21 by world leaders to limit emissions, it is easy to feel positive about where things are headed. Yet, the picture is not quite as rosy as it might initially appear.Read more

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