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News & Blog > Blogs: "Perspectives, Provocations & Initiatives"
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Deviana Dewi (MADev08) on challenging sterotypes, fighting bias, mainstreaming the gender lens, and understanding & respecting women's choices More...

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People with visual disabilities in the United Kingdom face barriers to cast their votes independently. Despite being dismissed by the Government, tech… More...

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India’s development assistance through concessional grants and loans has more than doubled in the last five years, maintaining influence in Latin Amer… More...

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Latin America women have mobilised to demand access to education, contraceptives, and abortion as restrictions on access to sexual and reproductive he… More...

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Humans have destroyed half of earth's forests. “Seed bombers” are marketed as saviors of the planet. While technology is essential to solve problems; … More...

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Current student Nandhini Jaishankar's (MADev13) looks at what the history of women in Afghanistan tells us about women's rights as Human Rights More...

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IDS PhD Researcher Jorge Ortiz-Moreno (PHD19) shares his experience of using participatory methods to encourage you to think about how you too can hea… More...

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María Mónica Monsalve (MSCCCD10), journalist from Colombia and IDS student invites us to reflect on the struggles of murdered environmental leaders in… More...

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IDS student Jennifer Uchendu (MADev13), shares her thoughts on the emergence of eco-anxiety, proposing that it is both a challenge and opportunity for… More...

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Watch this video created by MAGov20 student, Clara Calabuig Martínez, about the protests in Barcelona last year. Giving a voice to the protesters dema… More...

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With the WHO declaring novel Coronavirus to be a global public health emergency, Hei Tung Tiffany Chan (MA Dev 12) shares her thoughts on the complexi… More...

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In Mexico there is a third possibility of gender: the Muxes. Challenging social traditions, Catholicism and a patriarchal perspective, they are social… More...

Find out what IDS alum Adwera Andrew (MASSD01) has been up to since graduating in 2008. More...

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A current IDS Masters student tells us why it is vital the international development community pays attention to the situation in Hong Kong. More...

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IDS student Ying Yu Chen (MADev12) tells why, for her, in order to be a journalist focusing on global issues you should consider studying development. More...

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After experiencing CSW63 IDS student Amy Quinn-Graham (MAGen31) challenges policymakers to include young women in their process, even if that means di… More...

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IDS student Rebecca Webb (MADev12) tells us how studying at IDS has shown her how digital disruption could help reduce inequalities, accelerate sustai… More...

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IDS MA Gender & Development Students Barbara Da Silva Paes and Nana Soares (MAGen32) tell us why women will be leading the opposition to Bolsonaro's m… More...

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Current IDS student Katheryn Margaret Pascoe (MADev12) explains why development practitioners need to work in partnership with social workers if they … More...

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For globalisation to survive and sustain this nationalism wave, it is time to look within and become more inclusive. More...

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Current IDS student Myriam Mhamedi (MAGen32) shares her thoughts on the Yellow Vests; asking if they are an anti-ecology movement. More...

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