report 2008

Human rights back on the agenda

A society that promotes the winners and their interests at the expense of the weakest does not deserve the designation "civilised". The new poverty is being ignored, accepted or covered up by vulgar and seductive speeches about solidarity and fair distribution. The fact is that the large middle class has pulled a curtain over Norwegian reality. Ivar Brevik


In terms of gender equity The Netherlands places itself above the European average but below neighbouring Germany.

Sita Dewkalie

On 23 April Novib, in collaboration with the National Commission for Sustainable Development (NCDO), presented the Social Watch Report for 2003 entitled “The Poor and the Market” to the Dutch parliament.