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Student insights into doing an IDS master’s degree in Development Studies

Rebecca Webb joined IDS this September to study an MA in Development Studies. In this candid interview she tells us how she came to be here, what it’s like to study at IDS, and her hopes for the future. Watch a short video excerpt of Rebecca's interview or read the interview in full...

14 December 2018

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Pro-life or pro-choice? Pro-rights

With the recent passing of an abortion bill in the state of Ohio’s House of Representatives, and the imposition of the Global Gag Rule in 2017 which stopped funding for services providing abortion advice and care overseas, the US is undermining women’s rights both at home and abroad. Debates...

5 December 2018

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Tackling online gender-based violence

Technologies such as mobile phones can exacerbate and magnify acts of violence against women and girls, and lead to a silencing of women’s voices online. To address this issue we must hold social media companies to account. Online gender-based violence (GBV) takes many forms including...

3 December 2018