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Jane Carter, November 2015 0

Targeting inequality

A recently published multi-country study by researchers at ODI gives numbers to what we know intuitively from working directly with disadvantaged communities: that one form of disadvantage is strongly linked to another. It can nevertheless be useful to have macro level figures that prove this – guiding and justifying the targeting of interventions. In quest

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Jane Carter, September 2015 1

One disaster after another: women survivors

If anything is heard of Nepal in the international news at the moment, it is not of those whose lives were overturned by the April and May earthquakes, but of riots associated with the announcement of the new constitution. In the populous Terai region, there is anger and fear that the new constitution will give

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Jane Carter, December 2014 0
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Imagining a different life: A post on Human Rights Day

Human rights should clearly set the frame for human behaviour throughout the year, but perhaps an international Human Rights Day serves to focus the mind. So given that this is today’s date – and the final day of 16 days of international activism on ending violence against women – let me finish my focus on

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Jane Carter, December 2014 0
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Nepal: Challenging caste-based prejudices, over coffee

My recent visit to Nepal provided much scope for reflection, and I wanted to write at least one posting about the people whom I met in the field. I’ve referred in other postings to social discrimination based on caste , and how this is being broken down. Here is an illustration drawn from a visit

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