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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...
Achieving SDGs: Improving Education in Timor Leste Advocacy General Sustainable Development 

Achieving SDGs: Improving Education in Timor Leste

Education is a driving force behind development work and is seen as one of the most important investments for individuals to build agency and lift themselves out of poverty. The World Economic Forum goes as far to state that investing in education can help achieve the aims of all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The benefits of quality education...
How Hospitals Can Improve the Health of Whole Communities Community Development Education General Health Policy 

How Hospitals Can Improve the Health of Whole Communities

In developing countries, millions of people suffer from preventable health problems including infectious diseases, malnutrition and complications of childbirth. In many parts of the world, people lack access to clean water and adequate food which are both key components of good public health. In fact, one billion people in developing countries live on less than one U.S. dollar, 2.5 billion...
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...