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June 19th, 2017

Challenging gender inequality in Vietnam

Winter 2016 applicant Clifford Coonan travelled to Vietnam to report on women’s unpaid work and its effects on gender inequality. Clifford’s work was published in Read more

June 15th, 2017

Trade in communist Vietnam

Winter 2016 recipient Aisling Hussey travelled to Vietnam to report on the impact trade is having on the country and its people. She had two Read more

June 1st, 2017

The Nicaraguan coffee cooperative that is saving women’s lives with smear tests

By Michael Shiels McNamee

Helping to sort the harvest
Sitting on the dirt road outside of a rural primary school, the 4 x 4 truck Read more

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About Irish Aid

Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries and an integral part of Ireland’s wider foreign policy.

The main aim of the Irish Aid programme is to reduce poverty and hunger, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where the needs are greatest.

The media play a crucial role in promoting public understanding of global issues.  The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was established by Irish Aid in 2005 in memory of the late Irish journalist and cameraman, Simon Cumbers.  Irish Aid has invested in the Fund to help create a space to broaden and deepen coverage of global development issues in Ireland. The Fund is intended to facilitate coverage which presents a balanced and realistic picture of the challenges – and also the opportunities – that developing countries face, and of progress achieved.

Full details of Irish Aid’s work – including its partner countries and priority issues – are available at www.irishaid.ie.

Please Note: The views and opinions expressed in articles funded under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund are those of the journalist and / or their interviewees. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Irish Aid, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or the Irish Government.