People participating in decisions that affect their lives is a core value of open and democratic societies. This value is an important starting point for how to plan, implement and manage participatory data and engagement processes in international development. Programmes are more likely to...
Question: What does international development research have to do with a leading, male deodorant brand?
Nasir Sobhani gives haircuts to the homeless men and women he meets in Melbourne, Australia. Known as the Streets Barber, Nasir set up an initiative called Clean Cut, Clean Start following his battle with drug addiction.
IDS's Kelly Shepard on the challenges of sharing knowledge about policies that can improve women’s life choices.
This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research identifies critical elements that are important to address if women’s and girls’ lives are to change for the better. The research looks at the mobility constraints experienced by girls and how a lack of access to means of transport hampers their...
I learned a new word recently – Humblebrag. It means, and I quote, “When you, usually consciously, try to get away with bragging about yourself by couching it in a phony show of humility”. In international development circles this unfortunately happens a lot.
How comfortable do you feel when you read headlines like these - Facebook “remembers” nude images to combat revenge porn or Facebook says it needs your explicit photos to combat revenge porn? Something in your gut doesn’t feel quite right does it?
Hefner’s lifestyle often provoked criticism, from feminists and conservatives alike, but the Playboy brand undisputedly pushed sex into mainstream culture whether we liked it or not.