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Conflict to Connection: Displaced Women, Gender-Based Violence, and Human Rights in Ukraine Advocacy Gender Human Rights NGOs Psychology & Development Women in Development 

Conflict to Connection: Displaced Women, Gender-Based Violence, and Human Rights in Ukraine

Today, Human Rights Day, rounds out the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. Though there are a myriad of complex human needs we might focus on today. One thing is certain: Human Rights are under attack, and women and girls bear a major brunt of it. Displaced women and girls are part of the 65-plus million displaced persons...
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...
The Youth Bulge in Papua New Guinea: Challenges and Opportunities General NGOs Youth 

The Youth Bulge in Papua New Guinea: Challenges and Opportunities

The biggest development challenge facing Papua New Guinea over the next 10-20 years is the demographic youth bulge. 54% of the population of 8 million people are under the age of 25, and that proportion is increasing. Policymakers and program managers lack understanding – of the significance of the youth bulge for the future of PNG, and the appropriate policy...
Re-imagining volunteerism: It’s time to hand over control Foreign Aid NGOs Research Volunteering 

Re-imagining volunteerism: It’s time to hand over control

Research conducted by Flinders University and Scope Global takes a look at the impact of Australian international volunteerism. WhyDev's Project Manager, Zoe Enticott, calls the research "refreshingly human-centred" and a chance for host organisations to be given more control, although she's not convinced this will translate into real action...