On 16 November 2015, international and national policy stakeholders, researchers and civil society organisations gathered in London for a Brooke-hosted policy conference highlighting the multiple contributions of livestock to livelihoods and national economies.
On 14 May 2014 Brooke held its first policy report launch for 'Invisible Helpers', which presents the findings from the Voices from Women research project conducted in Ethiopia, Kenya, India and Pakistan.
This report is part of our policy and research to increase knowledge of the links between working equine welfare and human welfare. It focuses on the economic contributions of working horses, mules and donkeys to household incomes and aims to highlight to policymakers that these animals are financially benefiting their owners.
In 2013 Brooke initiated the Voices from Women research project to explore the role of working horses, mules and donkeys in supporting the lives of women from the perspectives of the women themselves.
Download copies of our printed publications including our strategy, reports, policy briefings, the Sharing the Load manual, the Standardised Equine Based Welfare Assessment Tool and conference papers.
Our policy research provides the main evidence base for our advocacy. It allows us to make substantiated claims about the essential role of working equids in sustaining the livelihoods of their owners and the importance of their welfare for the benefit of people.