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DocumentA. Quevedo, K. Peters, Y. Cao / Overseas Development Institute, 2020Prior to Covid-19, concerns were being raised that funding for climate and disaster resilience was insufficient to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and Sendai Framework. Since the pandemic, initial signals are that the funding gap will widen.DocumentL. Clark, G.L. Higdon, A. Stanley, T. Roberts / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020Open data programmes – that support the access, distribution, and effective use of data by everyone for free – are a relatively new area in global development.DocumentM. Tadros, J. Edwards / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020The #MeToo movement that spread across the internet in 2017 sparked a focus on sexual harassment as an international issue. However, collective action against sexual harassment did not start with the #MeToo campaign. Grass-roots work that has been taking place for years against sexual harassment has been hidden by the more recent spotlight on a (white) Western perspective.Document
Collective struggles against sexual harassment: What we have learnt about pathways to accountability and their outcomesM. Tadros, J. Edwards / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020The #MeToo movement that spread across the internet in 2017 sparked a focus on sexual harassment as an issue; this article, however, highlights the grass-roots work that had been happening for years before this collective action against sexual harassment and which has been hidden by the spotlight on a (white) Western perspective.Document
Fighting sexual harassment on campus: How local contexts of different universities affect the dynamics and outcome of these effortsA. Hamada, A. Kheir, E. Hamdy, H. Youssif / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020In a context where sexual harassment and assault against women is widespread, this article examines the approach taken by three Egyptian universities to the issue. The article argues that the outcome of the universities’ efforts in combating sexual harassment is influenced by their local context and it is this context that can hinder the route to accountability.DocumentA. Khan, Z. Yousuf, S. Naqvi / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020Women in Pakistan operate within highly patriarchal contexts that promote their exclusion from public spaces; but those working in politics, the most public of spaces, defy these prevailing gender norms. This article examines women’s experience of sexual harassment in the political ‘workspace’.
1 July 2020Never has the need for social protection been greater. In response to the economic and social fallout of Covid-19, almost every country in the world has introduced or expanded programmes that support those who are most vulnerable.
27 May 2020On any given day, 300 million people around the world will be menstruating. This normal and natural biological process is a fact of – and fundamental to – life.
27 April 2020Covid-19 has introduced a huge degree of uncertainty into people’s lives (most especially, thus far, in Northern countries unused to coping with disorder). Yet one thing seems to be certain.
29th September 2020
Gain an introduction to to pastoralism, uncertainty and resilience, with lessons for global change.During this free online course, you’ll explore key concepts, case studies and questions for debate.
1st September 2020
Having the right mix of talented, committed individuals is vital to achieving IDS's vision of a more equitable and sustainable world, where people everywhere can live their lives free from poverty and injustice.
19th August 2020
The climate crisis is a water crisis, and broad partnerships are needed to tackle both. To help bridge the gap between the 2019 and 2021 World Water Weeks, WWWeek At Home will bring together convenor-hosted, virtual adaptations of sessions on water and climate change originally destined for World Water Week 2020.
7th July 2020
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, cash-strapped governments across Africa will be looking for ways to fill revenue gaps.
2nd July 2020
The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) has launched a new call for project proposals on the theme of Climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa: The impacts and responses for women and girls. This initiative aims to produce the evidence that local and national policymakers need to inform specific policy interventions for: