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...
The Sustainable Development Goals are missing an important target: improving mental health. Minto Felix reflects on the global status of mental health and why the SDGs should have addressed it.
Why does it sometimes seem people don't care about issues like poverty, inequality, and human rights? Weh Yeoh explains the psychology behind our limited ability to make informed decisions, and relates it to indifference for the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.
Are aid workers more ‘maladjusted’ than others – or does our work just make our maladjustments more obvious? Amanda Scothern argues that aid workers have chosen a line of work that makes it hard to mask or ignore our weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
How do we make sense of the world around us? How do we decide which development initiatives are worthwhile? Weh Yeoh points to the psychological research to show that we're less rational than we think, and that we need to keep our message centered around human beings.