Should emotional abuse be criminalised?

Last week Theresa May the UK’s Home Office  boss announced a consultation on whether the law on domestic violence should be strengthened and in particular whether psychological abuse should be criminalised. In this post I consider implications opinions on this … Read More

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Post 2015 Development Agenda: Access to jobs

As we get closer to the 2015 deadline, the debate about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is no longer about whether the goals will be met but instead what will replace them. The debates about what the new development agenda … Read More

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Why sanitation matters to girls

Having access to a toilet is something that we in the West take for granted but the lack of access to sanitation including a toilet has implications for at least 2.6 Billion folk in the developing world  as Mark Tran explains … Read More

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How can the world save children from stunting?

According to Veronique Lorenzo, Head of Unit EuropeAid- European Commission all we have to do is educate women to secondary school level. Let me start from the beginning. A few days a go I stumbled upon this tweet and my … Read More

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Disability in Uganda

At this year’s Bridging the Gap for African women workshop in Kampala Uganda, a woman and her companion sat quietly on the sunny side of the room. We had a lively Question and Answer session and it was my job … Read More

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Aid: what do the numbers tell us?

    Last week The Guardian run a story on aid transparency following the latest report from Aid Transpareny  Index Publish What You Fund Here are resuts   DONOR SCORE 1. U.S., MCC VERY GOOD 2. GAVI VERY GOOD 3. … Read More

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