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Five Inspirational Women Shaping the Future of International Development

International Women’s Day is a golden opportunity to shine a light on women’s achievements in a range of domains and industries. We wanted to showcase five outstanding women from LIDC ...
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Why is Water Scarcity Such a Problem in El Salvador?

In this day and age, we often assume that water should be globally accessible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. I was concerned to learn that El Salvador is ...
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How to Get a Career in International Development

On 16th January, LIDC and SOAS started the new year with a careers networking night. Attended by over 250 people, this event featured an interactive panel discussion and opportunities to ...
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Antimicrobial resistance

Medicines and the Maasai: studying antimicrobial resistance in the pastoralist communities of Kenya

In the field It was a warm, peaceful morning and I found myself in a small farmyard, perching on a plastic container, which had been repurposed as a stool. With ...
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Can People Who Identify on the LGBTQ+ Spectrum Join the #MeToo Movement?

In late 2017, #MeToo flooded social media platforms. Thousands of women courageously shared their experiences as victims of sexual harassment and assault. What's more, a range of people demanded that ...
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Our top 10 for 2018

2018 has been a momentous year for us at LIDC. In no particular order, here are our top 10 highlights of the past year! 1) Funding wins This year, LIDC ...
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Moments from our Development Debate ‘Has #MeToo Really Taken Off in International Development?’

On 11th December, 100+ staff, students and alumni of LIDC member institutions, as well as civil society representatives joined us in John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene & ...
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A Tragic Blessing: Developing Countries and the Resource Curse

Throughout history, the struggle for control of natural resources has triggered conflict across the world. Nowhere is this truer than in developing countries. It is rare that the populations of ...
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16 days of activism

Five Fantastic Ways You Can Support the 16 Days of Activism Campaign

A staggering 1 in 3 women globally will be victim to physical or sexual based violence in their lifetime. Violence against women cuts across social class, country and ethnicity. It ...
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Why migration bans and restrictions on recruitment of workers to the Gulf States is a bad idea

In 2017, the government of Ghana banned the recruitment of workers to the Gulf region. The ban was introduced due to widespread reports of abuse and exploitation of Ghanaian migrant ...
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