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News & Blog > Blogs: "Perspectives, Provocations & Initiatives" > Perspectives, Provocations & Initiatives: Gender
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As events in Afghanistan continue to quickly unfold, Nandhini Jaishankar (MADev13) highlights the dark future of Afghan women's rights and freedoms. More...

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Marisol (MADev14) has been profoundly affected by the way that Masehual women understand and relate to nature and envisage development in terms of fre… More...

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Shiqing Gong (MADev14) asks whether issues of women and poverty may have been missed during China's national poverty elimination poverty campaign. More...

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A documentary on gender based violence in Bhutan created by IDS and Chevening Alumni to be used in future sensitization efforts, from Project Gakyid (… More...

Isabelle Tickel (MAGen33) tells us how the Covid-19 pandemic has shown how the current British system detrimentally affects some of the most marginali… More...

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Women heads of state have demonstrated highly effective approaches to pandemic control during the current crisis. Why are they so successful, and what… More...

Gender & Dev students Isabelle Tickel, Madhurima Sanyal & Rebeca Moreno Sandoval tell us how women are unduly affected by health pandemics and ask for… More...

Wazeh Nicoline Nwenushi (MAGen28) tells us more about the response to Covid-19 by the women and youth of Cameroon More...

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