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Rebuilding trust in a context of suspicion: South Africa’s failing education system

Melanie Ehren.  In his first speech as President, South Africa’s Ramaphosa promised to ‘turn the tide of corruption’, vowing to end the ‘plunder of public resources’ and to ‘put behind us the era of diminishing trust in public institutions and

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Posted in accountability and inspection, International development

Migration: it will be up to the next generation to change the picture

Kathryn Riley.  There is a photograph called ‘Migrant Mother’. It is an arresting black and white shot. The woman is centre stage and gazes sideways on. She is beyond exhaustion: every line etched in her face tells its own story.

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Posted in International development, Social sciences and social policy

Ending gender violence in schools: what works and what does research tell us?

Jenny Parkes.  Every day, girls around the world face physical, sexual and psychological violence in and around schools. A male teacher may seek to exchange grades for sex; a member of the community may abuse a girl on her way

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Evidence-based policy, International development

Jolie’s appointment does not change fundamental gender relations in universities

Miriam E David.  No it’s not her latest movie role – Angelina Jolie is to become ‘professor in practice’ at the London School of Economics. And this appointment illustrates the argument of my new book Reclaiming Feminism: Challenging Everyday Misogyny

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, International development, Social sciences and social policy

Education and peace-building in the Somali region

Tejendra Pherali On the afternoon of 1st Nov, we were having lunch in a Yemeni restaurant in Hargeisa, Somaliland when I heard the news about deadly attack in Mogadishu that morning. The Sahafi hotel in Mogadishu was stormed by Al-Shabab

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Posted in International development