Ebola Conference 2015: MSF, Development & Global Health

A guest post by Hannah Leach @ehlleach. In the wake of the recent Ebola epidemic, an interdisciplinary group of students, academics and development professionals came together at the University of Leeds to promote debate and tackle questions of stigmatisation, at almost a year on since the first official case was diagnosed. The campaign, entitled “Ebola:…

The Need for Global Education to Aid Nations and People

A guest post by Catherine Browning, @cmoore_browning of @VIFLearn. Every student around the world, at some point, will learn 2+2 = 4. Basic addition is a fundamental element of a child’s education, but what we sometimes tend to forget is that students also need the opportunity to learn about the world around them. At what…

Gender and the beast: why you should think again before labeling that program “gender-sensitive”

A guest post by Stephanie Buck, @StephanieBuck3 of Until the Lions. Gender-sensitive. A gender component. Gender-inclusive. Gender-equitable. These words might have a noble goal behind them in international development policy and programming. But how their use plays out in practice often tells a different story. In many cases, gender ends up becoming a last-minute, poorly…