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16 Days of activism: Bringing gender-based violence in education into focus

By Hedda Lippus, PhD researcher, University of Tartu/Emory University The 25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Historically the date marks the day on which the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered three political

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The Brighton Global Health and Development Community: A Case of Timing

The breadth of Global Health in its most conceptual sense, is a spectrum that encompasses every facet of human existence. Amidst the capricious complexities that come with a twenty-first century globalised world, it is our state of health and wellbeing

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Liberia, Ebola and the Pitfalls of State-building

by Priska Dibiasi The Sussex Africa Centre and the Institute of Development Studies recently invited Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey from the University of Oxford to discuss her latest research at a joint event. She presented her findings at the event entitled

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Global Eyecare Workshop Discusses The Future of Eyecare Provision

by Lora Cracknell According to the World Health Organisation, 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide; 39 million of these are fully blind. This past month, Sussex DevSoc, in collaboration with the School of Global Studies, hosted

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What does Zika mean for sexual and reproductive health and rights?

by Maya Unnithan, Hayley MacGregor & Jackie Cassell The lightning emergence of Zika virus as a World Health Organization (WHO) designated global emergency comes just as the Ebola crisis in West Africa appears finally to be under control. There is no

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