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Brigid McConville
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Brigid McConville is the Creative Director of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.

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Right Cause, Wrong People

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 3:39 PM

Want a better world? Of course, who doesn't? But how to get there...

Behind the marketing of competing charity brands with their celebrity ambassadors, behind the obscure decisions of wealthy foundations and donor governments, the vexed question of how best to 'do development' is far from agreed. We've all heard...

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No Laughing Matter; Lunch With Desmond Tutu

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 10:45 PM

With the recent loss of Nelson Mandela, South African found its voice - and during the memorial service, its silence - in Desmond Tutu. He was Mandela's ally through so many decades of struggle. He remains a hugely respected scourge of the world's wrongs, and irrepressible champion of the oppressed.

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Respectful Care With a Sense of Momentum

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 12:37 PM

The words "conference" and "passion" don't usually sit well together, but at the Dignity Conference at London's Royal College of Physicians last week, delegates were making a lot of passionate noises. Angry sounds of disapproval at tales of women deeply damaged during birth; enthusiastic bursts of applause at news of...

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How Keeping Girls in School Can Keep Them Alive

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 6:18 PM

Isaak Dahir sits on the mat in his yard. He is talking about the death of his wife, Maliun, aged 45. She died at Garissa Provincial Hospital in North East Kenya after giving birth to their daughter, Sumaiya.

"I don't have words to explain the impact of my wife's death...

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