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Land ownership rights: A barrier to gender equality and economic empowerment of Ugandan women

Gender and economic inequalities are still very pervasive within countries across the world. Despite the considerable progress made on promoting women’s economic empowerment and reducing gender inequalities through strategies, programs, and interventions, many countries are still struggling to provide and...
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Tracking environmental crimes in Ghana

Ghana is the leading producer of minerals, especially gold in Africa. But more than 35% of the country's minerals are extracted by small-scale miners, most of them operating illegally. Pollution from mining has contaminated water sources across the country with...
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Older people in Denmark were mostly worried about other people getting infected with COVID-19

During the pandemic and the ensuing restrictions, the general picture in Denmark has been that older people have been much more worried about other people getting sick than they have been worried about themselves. Many were also worried about not...
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COVID-19’s extra torture on Kenya’s elderly

In the thick trees on the outskirts of Kisumu City in Kenya, a hut is as isolated as the 76-year-old woman who owns and lives in it alone. Without a child of her own, Mary Atieno had called people "son"...
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“Up here, it is as if the pandemic did not exist”

Seeing the capital from up here, in the hills high above the rooftops, our perspective changes. The distance is small, but mentally, this is another world. We’re in the neighbourhood of El Pilar – in the outskirts of Quito, high...
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Critical Voices in Science, Arts and Media are coming together

Today, Friday December 10th, a paper about ”Critical Voices – UNESCO’s instruments in Defence of Freedom of Expression of Artists, Journalists and Scientific Researchers” has been published in Paris. The paper is prepared by the Permanent Delegation of Denmark at UNESCO.UNESCO has...
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Maria Eriksson-Baaz: ”We should reformulate development studies as a field that mainly analyses the vast development industry and really work at globalizing the other disciplines”

DDRN.dk earlier covered the intervention of Professor Maria Eriksson-Baaz, Uppsala University, Sweden, during the roundtable ”Development Thinking in Flux - Continuity and/or Change” at the DevRes 2021 Conference. In this interview, Maria Eriksson-Baaz responds in writing to a series of...
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The Neo-Colonialism in Development Studies

Despite the Global South being the breeding ground for research in development studies, there is a marked underrepresentation of researchers from the region in the field. This entails, the research risk of missing the local perspective—a phenomenon which some experts...
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The fresh food in this outdoor fridge is for everyone who need it

In front of ”Folkets Hus”, The People’s House, in Copenhagen’s Noerrebro neighbourhood, you will find two tall outdoor fridges. If you open the door to any of the fridges, you will find fresh and clean food and drink, vegetables, instant...
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Two years later, families in Kenya’s informal settlements are still food insecure

The scorching sun is unforgivingly baking the ground in Korogocho slums in Nairobi with the same intensity that pangs of hunger are hitting the bellies of Joyce Khamala and her three children. To this family, lack of food is a...
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