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    Promoting gender equality in/through school – a road map for South Asia

Promoting gender equality in/through school – a road map for South Asia

In the second of this two-part article on promoting gender equality through schools, Anushna Jha and Mehrin Shah provide a road map for South Asia in which schools and the government work together. 

The Status Quo-

While incidents of rape, sexual harassment, and gender-based violence have become commonplace today, they rest on a deep-rooted structure of patriarchy and gender inequality. This structural feature […]

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    Promoting gender equality in/through schools – examples to learn from

Promoting gender equality in/through schools – examples to learn from

In the first of this two-part article on promoting gender equality through schools, Anushna Jha and Mehrin Shah explore successful examples from around the world. 

The second half of the series will be published on Tuesday 19 February. 

Education and Gender Equality- Interconnections

There is a lot in common between education and gender equality- both are instrumental to the development of a society as also […]

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    Challenging humanitarianism beyond gender as women and women as victims #PressforProgress

Challenging humanitarianism beyond gender as women and women as victims #PressforProgress

Dorothea Hilhorst, Holly Porter and Rachel Gordon argue the lack of inclusivity in gender-targeted humanitarian aid has obscured other realities in which men and women assume different and more complex roles.

At the United Nations (UN) World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in May 2016, ‘achieving greater gender equality and greater inclusivity’ was identified as one of the five key areas of […]

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    Digital Purdah, or how Facebook maintains gender segregation in Pakistan

Digital Purdah, or how Facebook maintains gender segregation in Pakistan

Does Facebook liberate or further segregate women? In this post, Emrys Schoemaker, co-founder of iMedia and a PhD candidate in International Development at LSE, explores how and why women in Pakistan prefer to use WhatsApp rather than Facebook to avoid young men seeing their profiles. (Cross-posted from Parenting for a Digital Future.) Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said that access to […]

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    Ecotourism and Neocolonialism: The Human Cost of Wildlife Conservation

Ecotourism and Neocolonialism: The Human Cost of Wildlife Conservation

Around the world, people, often indigenous, are becoming “conservation refugees” forced to leave their ancestral homelands for the creation of protected areas and wildlife reserves. Through this process of displacement, conservation has created racialised citizens and politicised landscapes. Guest blogger, Arzucan Askin tells us more. 

Indigenous people and conservationists share a vital and mutual goal: to protect and preserve biological […]

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    Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, Switzerland: looking back

Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, Switzerland: looking back

MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies students: Marina Sbaity, Veronika Filipkova, Alexander Wipfler, and Minan Muhammad-Ahmed, tell us about their recent trip to the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, where they presented their initial findings on the Humanitarian-Peacebuilding Nexus and decision-making based on effective conflict analysis.

As prospective LSE students, the International Development Consultancy Project was one of […]

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    The UK’s Voluntary National Review of the SDGs – how much progress is enough?

The UK’s Voluntary National Review of the SDGs – how much progress is enough?

MSc Environment and Development candidate, Eloise O’Carroll reports on UK’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) which tracks progress made towards the SDGs in the UK and around the world. 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came about in 2015 to replace the Millennium Development Goals. As you probably know, they consist of 17 goals with 169 underlying targets. The Global Goals seek to tackle […]

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    The Racial Dimensions Of “Nature”: Environmental Justice And CO2lonialism In Brazil

The Racial Dimensions Of “Nature”: Environmental Justice And CO2lonialism In Brazil

Racial thinking shapes the spaces in which we live and the way we perceive the environment. The concept of “race” is inseparable from contemporary environmental issues and linked to colonial legacies. In Brazil, racial discrimination is deeply intertwined with development and the protection of the Amazon. Guest blogger, Arzucan Askin tells us more. 

The linkages between climate change, colonialism, and capitalism […]

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    The (not-so) secret winners and losers behind the T-shirt value chain – It is time to change the rules of the game

The (not-so) secret winners and losers behind the T-shirt value chain – It is time to change the rules of the game

Guest blogger and Lecturer in Economics at The Open University, Dr Lorena Lombardozzi, looks at recent charity T-shirt scandals and suggests it’s time value-chains take accountability for societal and workers values.

Some weeks ago the clothing industry faced yet another scandal. Newspapers moralised about the inappropriate pay -35p per hour- that women workers receive in Bangladesh to produce the newly […]

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    Multi and Interdisciplinarity in International Development: Student experiences and perspectives

Multi and Interdisciplinarity in International Development: Student experiences and perspectives

Geoff Goodwin tells us about his findings from a research project he conducted on International Development students about how they perceive and navigate multi and interdisciplinarity.

As a field of study, international development combines multiple disciplines, including economics, politics, sociology, anthropology and geography, and various methodologies, including qualitative, quantitative and mixed approaches.

Within this contested space, there is considerable disagreement about how disciplines […]