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What’s Wrong With “Slum Tourism”? Ethical Tourism Ethics in development General Poverty Sustainable Development Travel 

What’s Wrong With “Slum Tourism”?

Even in wealthy areas, poverty is hard to miss in Rio. On the outskirts of the city, shanty houses have sprung up in the middle of the highway. Plastic bags, old clothes, sheets and anything else that can be salvaged are tied to pillars that line the median strip. Houses are grouped close together, maybe to denote family groups, maybe...
New Research seeking to improve imagery in NGO campaigns Community Development Ethics in development General Media Multimedia NGOs Social media Youth 

New Research seeking to improve imagery in NGO campaigns

Critics have often accused NGOs of using pity in their fundraising campaigns. Negative images used in campaigns to evoke empathy and guilt have been labelled as poverty porn, others accuse positive campaigns of stereotyping, oversimplification of stories or failing to highlight structural causes. Sometimes it seems as though NGOs can’t do right for want of trying. With NGOs under constant...
It’s Time to Close the Humanitarian Gender Gap Advocacy Ethics in development Gender Humanitarian Relief & Post-Conflict 

It’s Time to Close the Humanitarian Gender Gap

     On this day, a month ago we celebrated World Humanitarian Day. It’s seen as a time to pay tribute to those who risk their lives in humanitarian crises and to galvanise support for communities affected by disaster and conflict.      This has never been more important – 18 million people face starvation in the East African food...