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How can we make cities safer for women in poorer countries?

We want your ideas! Join the challenge to empower girls and women in urban areas – there's just 2 weeks left to share your brainwave:

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Safety is a basic human right. But for the millions of women and girls living in low-income urban communities across the world, personal safety can be difficult to achieve – giving way to gender-based violence, social isolation or a lack of basic social services. With this challenge, we are asking the OpenIDEO community to help design solutions that enable women to feel safe and empowered, by contributing research, sharing ideas and collaborating...
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See what a difference UK aid and Wateraid are making to the lives of people with disabilities in Uganda:
Disability - meeting the daily challenges
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Are you passionate about development? Looking for your next challenge or a change in career?
We’re recruiting for senior adviser and adviser posts in a range of fields including education, social development, statistics and evaluation.

Who are we looking for?
Experienced individuals with backgrounds in business and the private sector, as well as government, NGOs, universities and think tanks.

Interested? Have a look at our requirements here: and apply on the Civil Service Jobs website:

Know someone suitable? Share and spread the word!

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Africa has a bright future. Literally.

With over a million affordable solar-powered lamps now sold across the continent, millions more people will benefit from night-time light by which they can study, as well as improved health as dirty kerosene lamps are replaced. Find out more:
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Today is International Mine Awareness Day. And in Mozambique, the country is looking forward to being mine-free by the end of 2014, with the help of some furry friends. See how they're sniffing out danger –

Pic: APOPO / #MineAwarenessDay #MineAction2014 +BuzzFeed 
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Don't worry, Meme Liszt! The rats aren't hurt - they are light enough not to set off the mines and clever enough to sniff them out! Read the full story here:
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What if Mandela hadn’t eaten his morning porridge? Or Einstein skipped his eggs? The great achievers in history may not have reached their potential without a decent breakfast.

See how the giants of history began their day – and how you can support +Send a Cow's breakfast appeal to give more children in Africa the best start possible: (Psssst – we'll double any donations you make!) #BreakFast #BestStart #UKaid
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Congratulations to the amazing team at Shujaaz.FM for winning an International Emmy award for the second time!

Late to the Shujaaz party? Find out what all the fuss is about in this short video:
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Where's the most crowded place in the world? Rio? Hong Kong? New York? Give us your best guess, then get the answer at: (It might surprise you...)
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Hong Kong?.
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For girls in Pakistan, going to school means more than getting an education. It's the pursuit of a dream.

Aimen is one of them. She wants to be a doctor – and thanks to a UK aid funded scholarship, she's on her way:

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Coffee consumption is going up and up.

But why haven't exports of 'black gold' from the Democratic Republic of Congo done the same?

Our latest blog - grinding out a living in eastern DRC - explores why Congolese coffee farmers are risking their lives to make a living and what we're doing to try and solve the problem:

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We lead the UK’s work to end extreme poverty.
We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.