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Health and care at the crossroads: evidencing gender impacts, campaigning for equality

4 April 2023

This IKD Gender and Social Policy forum is organised in celebration of International Women’s Day, 2023, highlighting the nature of pervasive, persistent and deeply-entrenched gender inequalities that characterise the state of the world today. The title of the forum, “Health and care at the crossroads: evidencing gender impacts, campaigning for equality”, speaks to a strong current in social and economic policy – that of the devalorisation of care in all its forms, its lasting legacies, and ways in which it is being addressed through research, campaigning and policy-making.

The growing role of China in Africa’s space sector

27 October 2022

On the 13th of September, China’s state-owned enterprise, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, launched the Long March 7A rocket from the Wenchang spaceport on Hainan Island. The rocket transferred the Zhongxing-1E(ChinaSat-1E) satellite into geostationary transfer orbit, making it China’s 38th orbital launch in 2022.  

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IKD Gender & Social Policy workshop

4 May 2022

Explore the outcomes of the second IKD Gender & Social Policy workshop of the academic year.  

Students listen to their school teacher, Shuma Das during class at the Sahabatpur Daspara Ananda school in Sahabatpur village, Bangladesh on October 12, 2016

Re-claiming professional collaboration for teachers in Bangladesh

9 August 2021

This blog is written by Dr Md Shajedur Rahman from the OU. He outlines his research and shares his exciting news, having just been awarded a £118,000 ESRC Fellowship.

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Doing research that brings about change for participants

6 June 2021

After gaining his MSc in Development Management with the OU, Craig Walker went on to became a full-time researcher in Development Policy and Practice.

IKD PhD Hub on Gender and Social Policy

13 May 2021

This event focused on gender and social policy postgraduate research from three disciplines across the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies.

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Participatory Action Research during the Covid-19 pandemic: methodological aspects

24 March 2021

Leaders of the AgroEcos project in Brazil describe how the COVID-19 pandemic led them to adjust their research methodology through innovative measures, alongside the agri-food groups.

Image shows a thriving coffee farm in Burundi with staff working the land. Credit: counterculturecoffee, licensed under creative commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Burundi’s conflicts have led to an engaged Burundian diaspora seeking change from abroad

12 January 2021

Nadine Nigibira explores the link between political conflicts in Burundi and the emergence of the Burundian diaspora.

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Football in Burundi is a tool for reconciliation and political legitimacy

29 September 2020

Celestin Mvutsebanka addresses key entanglements between politics and football in Burundi in the latest Idjwi Series blog.

Holding hands

Cultural norms and religious values in Burundi hinder teenagers’ sex education

7 September 2020

What impact do Burundian norms have on teenagers’ sex education?

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