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National Refugee Week – challenging perceptions Migration 

National Refugee Week – challenging perceptions

Sally Crawshaw is a Youth Project Officer with the Australian Red Cross and a whydev.org Steering Committee member. She recently worked with MTV to produce a short video raising awareness and challenging perceptions for National Refugee Week. The Australian Red Cross also commissioned a survey recently of Australians' attitudes and empathy towards refugees, which produced some interesting results. Continue reading
Female Genital Mutilation: a concern for development Gender 

Female Genital Mutilation: a concern for development

Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM as it is commonly known, refers to a procedure that intentionally mutates female genitalia for the purpose of religious or cultural tradition.  Unlike male circumcision, the practice bears no health benefits for women and there are serious physical and psychological risks.  The number of women and girls affected is enormous – more than 100 million... Continue reading