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...
Public-private partnerships are all the rage at the UN, who are bringing in famous musicians to promote this pathway to the SDGs.
As Kurdish female fighters struggle to dismantle patriarchy and liberate their people, Megan Giles examines how they've been sexualised and objectified by Western media.
A recent video produced by female missionaries in Uganda is a parody of Justin Timberlake's "Bring Sexy Back". It could not be worse and highlights everything wrong with global development.
Misunderstanding and ignorance leads to fear of refugees and even hatred. Nesima Aberra looks at four innovative efforts to tell meaningful stories about refugees and build more empathy.