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MATCH’s Work Celebrated for International Development Week 2014

Released on February 7th 2014

Winnipeg, MB – To celebrate International Development Week 2014, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has created a video profile to celebrate the work of MATCH International Women’s Fund.

International Development Week (IDW) runs from February 2-8, 2014. The theme for this year is We Are Making A Difference. IDW is an opportunity to explore how Canada and Manitobans are making a difference in our world. MCIC has produced eight video profiles of groups of Manitobans who are contributing their time and effort in the areas of international development and social justice issues to make a difference in our world.

MATCH International Women’s Fund is a development agency that places the issue of women’s rights as central to successful development. Nuala Nazarko explains how MATCH has been changing the lives of women around the world for over 38 years, and why it recently rebranded and refocused its program. Nuala talks about how women’s groups are vital to the international development process, even though they are often underfunded, and discusses a recent project in Malawi that is allowing hundreds of young girls to go to school.

The video profiles of the eight Canadian groups have been posted on www.mcic.ca as part of the We Are Making a Difference campaign. Manitobans are invited to watch the videos and enter a contest to win Fair Trade chocolate for a year with a value of $260. You can also find more information about IDW events happening in Manitoba at www.mcic.ca.

The other seven videos created for IDW 2014 by MCIC focus on Canadian Lutheran World Relief; Maples Collegiate; La Siembra Cooperative; The RM of Gimli; The City of Brandon; Fair Trade Sports Balls and Assiniboine Credit Union.

For 24 years, IDW has taken place during the first full week of February. This year, it will take place from February 2-8, 2014. It is proclaimed by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and is a great opportunity to explore how Canada and Canadians are making a difference around the world!

To arrange an interview with Nuala or any of the global citizens contact: Janice Hamilton, MCIC Executive Director Phone: (204) 987-6420 Cell: (204) 795-2914 Email: janice@mcic.ca