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Why Should Men be Involved in Gender and Development Work?

The involvement of men and masculinities in development work is vital for gender equality as in some societies men can exercise enormous control and power over women’s lives. The Gender and Development ...
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How Can an Understanding of Masculinity Help in Tackling the HIV Risk Faced by Both Men and Women?

How are women's HIV risk factors understood? It is now widely recognised by the United Nations, World Bank and other international organisations that women have been disproportionately affected by HIV/ ...
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Human Right to Water and Climate Change: Critically Examining Legal Frameworks in India

In May this year, the desert areas of the western Rajasthan reached nearly 50 degrees. Climate change is increasing temperatures and rainfall variability in the region. At 50 degrees, the ...
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Who Does the Research on Aid Effectiveness? It Matters.

Accepted knowledge about what works, and what doesn’t, plays a critical role in decisions about aid, particularly at a time when donors face unprecedented pressure to demonstrate efficiency and effectiveness ...
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Recent Graduate: My Experience of Working Against Human Trafficking in India

Working against human trafficking is demanding and the experiences are often emotionally draining. It exposes you to the rigours of development at the most challenging and intellectual levels, to many true, ugly ...
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‘Women’ and Water Inequality: Why We Need to Look Deeper into ‘Gender’ to Overcome Water Poverty

Gender and Development Approaches to Water Poverty The gendered nature of water poverty was brought to the world’s attention by feminist critiques of gender inequality in development and access to ...
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Why is Communicating in Local Languages Important?

This blog post also appears here and discusses a project funded in 2017 which builds on advances in pedagogy, smart phone communications, simulated reality and gamification, in order to address how to give local people ...
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Statelessness and International Development: The importance of incorporating stateless populations into development processes

UNHCR estimates that there are currently 10 million stateless people worldwide, although many suggest the number is probably higher. Despite this large global population of stateless people, until recently, the ...
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In the Clutches of a Long-Standing Genocide: Pakistan's Hazara Community

In the early Sunday morning of 1996, my tiny excited-self sprang out of bed. Minutes later: “Ready?” My dad glanced to check whether I had layered up adequately in the ...
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Tackling Global Inequality: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

At the The LIDC Biennial Conference on 'Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality' in April we had an afternoon of parallel sessions on a range of issues including Health and Nutrition, Education, Corruption, Linguistics ...
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