Liz Ford

Liz Ford works from London. Deputy editor of the @Guardian's #globaldev desk @GdnDevelopment, leading on women's rights and gender equality. Previously editor of the @GuardianKatine. Liz Ford has over 10013 followers on Twitter.

Communities spurn women freed from Boko Haram

After enduring horrific ordeals, the women and girls freed from Boko Haram return to families and communities who reject them, a report has found.

Gender equality key to the future

After weeks of tough negotiations, a landmark United Nations agreement has strengthened women's rights.

Mlambo-Ngcuka: Violence against women is an issue for us all

The head of UN Women has called for urgent action to ensure the impact of global crises is not disproportionately borne by women, writes Liz Ford.

War orphans on the run

It was when armed men appeared in town that 13-year-old Israel Gbehe knew it was time to run.

Drop in wars doesn’t make the world any safer

The world has become less peaceful than last year, despite a drop in the number of armed conflicts, according to this year's Global Peace Index.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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