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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 […]

Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s inflation rates continue to grow exponentially year-on-year, as does the distrust over the government’s handling of the situation. Alum, Nathan Hayes, examines what lies ahead for the country. 

Inflation in Zimbabwe has hit 176% year-on-year, up from 98% y-o-y in May. When measured on a month-on-month basis, inflation came in at 39.3% in June. Inflation of more than 50% m-o-m constitutes hyperinflation.

The […]

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    Taxing Times: Taxation, divided societies and the informal economy in Northern Nigeria

Taxing Times: Taxation, divided societies and the informal economy in Northern Nigeria

Dr Kate Meagher summaries her recent article published in The Journal of Development Studies 54(1) for which she has been awarded the journal’s Dudley Seers Memorial Prize for the best article of 2018.

The article challenges the popular contention that taxing the informal economy is an effective means of enhancing political voice among informal actors and rebuilding the social contract between […]

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    Migrant Domestic Workers in the Middle East: between state ignorance and obsolete laws

Migrant Domestic Workers in the Middle East: between state ignorance and obsolete laws

Following recent celebrations for International Domestic Workers’ Day, Youmna Cham, May Ghanem and Abir El Danaf explore the Kafala System and the daily injustices Women Migrant Domestic Workers are encountering in the Middle East and particularly in Lebanon. 

Imagine yourself working more than 15 hours a day without a break, not a moment’s respite, and where you are not entitled to […]

Student life in the Department of International Development

From an exciting range of different courses, conferences and events, to a rich variety of students: the Department of International Development has lots to offer! Find out more about the experiences of two of the Department’s current Student Ambassadors.

Lucy Lu, MSc Development Studies 2018/19

Academic Coursework

For Development Studies, in addition to the two term-long courses DV400 Development: History, Theory and […]

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    Naila Kabeer on why Randomised Controlled Trials need to include Human Agency

Naila Kabeer on why Randomised Controlled Trials need to include Human Agency

Professor Naila Kabeer summarises a recent article in which she reviews two sets of studies from West Bengal and Sindh, and finds that inattention to the question of human agency is one of the key limitations of Randomised Controlled Trials. 

You can list to Professor Kabeer’s interview with Duncan Green about the article here. 

There’s a buzz abroad in the development community […]

  • Permalink May 30: Over 500 people from the Victorian deaf community and supporters gathered at Federation Square  then marched silently to Parliament House to protest the decision by Premier Ted Baillieu and the Victorian Government to slash $300 million in budget cuts from the TAFE education system which has resulted in Kangan Batman TAFE Institute discontinuing the only Victorian Diploma course in Auslan - the Australian sign language.Gallery

    How do 40 supersmart young Global Activists want to change the world?

How do 40 supersmart young Global Activists want to change the world?

Professor in Practice and Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, Duncan Green, summarises the strengths and areas for improvement from his 2019 Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots Activism cohort.

I’ve spent the last three weeks buried in marking. For most academics, this is the time of the year they complain about most – marking at Masters level is an exhausting affair requiring sustained concentration to spot […]