DEVELOPMENT ACROSS BORDERS

BOOK REVIEW: The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa

Does the future of Africa lie in industrialization? “Chinese investment gives rise to a tantalizing possibility: that Africa can industrialize in the coming generation. “ China is now the biggest foreign player in Africa. It’s Africa’s largest trade partner, the largest infrastructure financier, and the fastest-growing source of foreign direct investment. …

Coming Soon: Book Review : The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa

“Chinese investment gives rise to a tantalizing possibility: that Africa can industrialize in the coming generation. “ China is now the biggest foreign player in Africa. It’s Africa’s largest trade partner, the largest infrastructure financier, and the fastest-growing source of foreign direct investment.  “The fact that China sees Africa not for …

International Women’s Day: Eye on the Devpt Space -Change a life in pj’s, while you sleep?

It’s ReigningWomen…and other “empowerment” slogans March 8, International Women’s Day, is a special day in the calendar for women worldwide as the status of women across the globe is highlighted and celebrated, analysed and debated. Much progress has been made in some areas, but millions of women worldwide are still far …

International Women’s Day: The Fight for Women’s Reproductive Freedoms

I attended The Fight for Women’s Reproductive Freedoms event in Sydney, Australia during the week leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019.  I was enticed by a “fascinating panel discussion examining threats to women’s reproductive rights in Australia“ with my prior misconception that Women’s reproductive freedoms in …

International Women’s Day: Ending harmful social norms and valuing women and girls

  [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYFKyNEAFkw&t=2s[/youtube]   While some may criticise it as the commercialisation of women’s issues, others see International Women’s Day as a way to refocus attention on issues that continue to block women’s progress. To highlight one such issue, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), hosted a live-streamed conversation on International Women’s …

International Women’s Day: Honour the Female Workers

This article is dedicated to the garment factory workers of Cambodia.       If you look at the history of International Women’s Day, textile workers play an important role.

Forced marriage……. Is criminalisation the answer to elimination?

                The concept of forced marriage as a human rights violation is not universal. Dear interested readers, As a virgin blogger, I introduce my first of a compilation of blogs forthcoming which will explore the impact of global communication upon fundamental human rights …

Communication for Development on Screen: We Need To Talk About Periods

In 2019, it shouldn’t be noteworthy that Netflix has produced a documentary on the subject of periods. And yet it is. Further adding to the noteworthiness of this event, is the documentary’s Academy Award Win in the Documentary (Short Subject) category. This begs the question: Who or what has connected menstrual …

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