Conflict to Connection: Displaced Women, Gender-Based Violence, and Human Rights in Ukraine Advocacy Gender Human Rights NGOs Psychology & Development Women in Development 

Conflict to Connection: Displaced Women, Gender-Based Violence, and Human Rights in Ukraine

Today, Human Rights Day, rounds out the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. Though there are a myriad of complex human needs we might focus on today. One thing is certain: Human Rights are under attack, and women and girls bear a major brunt of it. Displaced women and girls are part of the 65-plus million displaced persons...
What’s Wrong With “Slum Tourism”? Ethical Tourism Ethics in development General Poverty Sustainable Development Travel 

What’s Wrong With “Slum Tourism”?

Even in wealthy areas, poverty is hard to miss in Rio. On the outskirts of the city, shanty houses have sprung up in the middle of the highway. Plastic bags, old clothes, sheets and anything else that can be salvaged are tied to pillars that line the median strip. Houses are grouped close together, maybe to denote family groups, maybe...
Achieving SDGs: Improving Education in Timor Leste Advocacy General Sustainable Development 

Achieving SDGs: Improving Education in Timor Leste

Education is a driving force behind development work and is seen as one of the most important investments for individuals to build agency and lift themselves out of poverty. The World Economic Forum goes as far to state that investing in education can help achieve the aims of all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The benefits of quality education...
How Hospitals Can Improve the Health of Whole Communities Community Development Education General Health Policy 

How Hospitals Can Improve the Health of Whole Communities

In developing countries, millions of people suffer from preventable health problems including infectious diseases, malnutrition and complications of childbirth. In many parts of the world, people lack access to clean water and adequate food which are both key components of good public health. In fact, one billion people in developing countries live on less than one U.S. dollar, 2.5 billion...