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7th December 2018

A new CIVICUS Monitor Report highlights the fact that 6 in 10 countries now seriously repress civic freedoms.

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Letter from Lesbos

During the month of August I volunteered with an organisation based on the island of Lesbos which gives legal advice to people seeking refugee status.

What does Peace look like?

Today, the 21st of September, is International Day of Peace. Toni Pyke (and her six year old son) reflect on what peace looks like. On

Five Summer Reads in Development Education

Colm Regan reviews 5 books as part of his summer reading with recommendations for anyone interested in development and global learning. The Divide: A Brief

Yukiko Suzuki: Through a Japanese lens

Joint winner of  the 2017 Trinity College Dublin and developmenteducation.ie development issues blog series, Yukiko Suzuki explores development through a Japanese lens. When discussing development,

Catriona O’Connor: Dinner party development

Catriona O’Connor’s blog is a runner up in the 2017 Trinity College Dublin and developmenteducation.ie Development Issues blog series The topic of development is one

Calling all change makers!

Are you a change maker in your community? Are you looking to develop your skills and knowledge around global issues? Do you want to join

Searching for Syria

The civil war in Syria has continued for six long years. Over those years, more than five million people have been forced to leave their

Dillon Hennessy: Development is…

Dillon Hennessy’s blog is a runner up in the 2017 Trinity College Dublin and developmenteducation.ie Development Issues blog series What is development? Does it matter?

Climate Change and I: Taking it personally

We live in an unequal world. There is a considerable divide between the developed and the developing world. Historically, this division has been primarily economic,

Women’s Rights: Reality bites

Two quotes and a graphic for International Women’s Day. President Michael D. Higgins (May 24th, 2016) Women and Girls – Catalysing Action to Achieve Gender

Heavy lifting: women and water

As ever, there’s good news and bad news.  The good news is that the MDG Goal to increase the population with access to safe drinking

The empowering Burkini

Just imagine you’re sat relaxing in the sun during the summer. You have a swim in the beautiful waters of the French Riviera. Along come

Top 10 videos of the year (so far)

1. Still The Most Shocking Second A Day Video (child refugees)                  Following on from their most shocking

How Africa Tweets – 2015

An interesting study has just been published into tweeting in Africa by Portland – an international private communications and public affairs consultancy with offices in