Tag Archives: Health

Are you psychologically equipped for working in aid and development?

Alessandra Pigni has collected stories, reflections and suggestions from humanitarian professionals on the topic of self-care. With this, she has put together a white paper series of practical recommendations to better prepare humanitarian professionals for field missions. Read more about this ground-breaking series in her second post for whydev.org....
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What’s happening to the rights-based approach?

Is a rights-based approach being lost in the midst of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and monitoring and evaluation? Akhila, while acknowledging that tangible results are important in development interventions, suggests that we are forgetting the rights-based approach. Implementing approaches that try to address the underlying problems of structural inequalities is...
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Hardly one bad Apple spoiling the bunch

Apple again hit the news in late February over poor working conditions in its supply chain. At least 137 workers in an assembly plant that supplies Apple with touchscreens, in Suzhou, China, have nerve damage from exposure to n-hexane. But from Alex's perspective, working in a labour law legal aid...
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Photojournal: South Africa

Stuart Meney wrote an article back in May that considered the impact of a football World Cup on the African continent. June arrived not long after. Balls were kicked, the world tuned in and the fortunate few who travelled to South Africa were treated to a truly memorable sporting festival....
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