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Democratic Disillusionment and the Marginalization of Women in Political Processes: The Case of the D.R.C in the 2018 Elections

By Tendaishe Tlou  Abstract  Since the 1990s, the world has made significant strides in women empowerment, including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which embarked on an extensive program to foster gender equality through enactment of gender-sensitive electoral laws and policies in the same vein. The D.R.C acceded to CEDAW in October 1986. Probably one …

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Health Services and Education: Impact of unaddressed inequalities on people living in rural communities

By Kean Smith   The theme of World Health Day 2021 is “[b]uilding a fairer and healthier world”.  This theme encompasses Goals 3 and 10 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).  The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages[1] and …

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Tek-Gungu: Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence – Perspectives from Northern Uganda | Philipp Schulz

Book Comment By Leonie Fach & Tamia Brito   On 25th February 2021, Philipp Schulz presented his book “Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence – Perspectives from Northern Uganda” (2020) at an event organised by the Gender Centre of The Graduate Institute. Through this publication, Schulz disseminates the seldom-heard marginalised voices and perspectives of male …

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Water and Education Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic – The Gender Left Behind

By Cynthia Atuchukwu   Water & Uganda Water is Life. It is an essential natural resource, yet about 2.2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water (see Appendix I), and 785 million people living in rural areas lack access to it.[i] The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country located in East Africa, whose …

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