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IDS launches new programme to counter backlash against gender equality

Global progress on gender equality is under threat. We are living in an age where major political and social shifts are resulting in new forces that are visibly pushing back to reverse the many gains made for women’s rights and to shrink civic space. This patriarchal backlash is escalating...

11 December 2019


Vice President of The Gambia Isatou Touray to deliver the IDS Annual Lecture

Women’s rights activist, IDS alum and now Vice President of The Gambia, Isatou Touray, will deliver the 2019 IDS Annual Lecture on Thursday 5 December.  Entitled ‘From dictatorship to democracy: the role of women in politics in The Gambia’ Vice President Touray will explore how The Gambia...

21 November 2019


IDS Director attends 2019 Sustainable Development Forum in Beijing

Around 600 participants from governments, academia and businesses across China and internationally gathered together in Beijing to discuss accelerating progress against the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (Global Goals).  The conference also hosted the launch of...

30 October 2019


Celebrating the Sanitation Learning Hub’s new lease of life

For over ten years, IDS’s Sanitation Learning Hub (previously known as the CLTS Knowledge Hub) has been supporting learning and sharing within the international sanitation and hygiene sector, using innovative participatory approaches. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency...

22 October 2019

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