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Written by Nataliya Mykhalchenko There exists a prevailing belief that by definition, development means moving forward, implies progress and means positive outcomes for all. This view was challenged by a second seminar in the seminar series on the ‘’The Environment, Human Rights and Development’’ organized by the Centre for Global...

Written by: Elizabeth Harrison and Eleanor Jew The Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) is a multi-disciplinary, cross-faculty network of PhD students working on development at the University of Leeds. Every year RiDNet organises and hosts an annual conference. The 2014 conference was held on Wednesday 12th November, hosted by the...

Blog entry by Martha Flynn Current literature on masculinity might often appear quite united in its understanding of the necessity of transforming gender norms to the creation of just and equal gender relations. For example, from the point of view of preventing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), there seems to...

Blog entry by Florence Basteon Until arriving in London from Leeds, I had no idea how widely advertised this event had been. I got onto the tube and there are posters galore, I pick up the Metro and it’s on the front cover, I turned on Newsnight and it was...