A Woman’s Place is In Politics – The Case For Ghana’s First Female Vice President
Gender and Politics: The Road to Women Empowerment The road to Women Empowerment has been a long and arduous journey. Currently, the agenda to increase women’s participation in political leadership is receiving universal support through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)...
Tackling menstrual hygiene and taboos in rural Nepal
By Jennifer Thomson, Fran Amery and Melanie Channon Centre for Development Studies members Dr Melanie Channon, Dr Fran Amery and Dr Jennifer Thomson spent a week in Kathmandu, Nepal in late July as part of their GCRF funded project Menstrual...
A world of self-reliant refugees? Reflections on World Refugee Day
By Katharina Lenner Self-reliance has become an evermore important element of international responses to refugee crises in recent years. It is, for example, core to the UN Global Compact for Refugees, which came into force late last year after years...
Documenting Menstrual Restrictions in Nepal for World Menstrual Hygiene Day
By Melanie Channon In 2014 the UN Human Rights Council (finally) formally acknowledged the link between menstruation and gender equality. Until recently, research around menstruation, where it existed, was bio-medically focused, ignoring the myriad of related social and cultural issues....