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Submission: UN to examine whether Irish tax policy harms children in lower income countries

  • Date: 06/11/2020
  • Author: Julianne Flynn

Caption: Eunice, 15, (right) and Millicent, 16, (centre) from Ghana were given bikes by ActionAid. This helps them travel to school safely. They used to walk for two to three hours to reach school. Due to Ireland’s tax policy, profits generated in Ghana are often moved to Ireland. This leaves Ghana with less money to spend on services for.....

Frequently Asked Questions about FGM

  • Date: 04/11/2020
  • Author: Julianne Flynn

Update: 04/11/20 “What is FGM?” Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The procedure can cause severe bleeding, infection, infertility and even death. FGM can have devastating physical, psychological and social consequences for the rest of girls’ lives. Ultimately FGM is.....

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Applying behavioural science to reduce gender-based violence within international development

  • Date: 21/10/2020
  • Author: Dr. Paul Chadwick & Triona Pender

Dr. Paul Chadwick and Triona Pender describe an academic-NGO partnership to apply behavioural science frameworks to reducing gender-based violence in Kenya, Nepal and Ethiopia Violence against women and girls is a global problem with one in three women experiencing violence relating to their gender during their lifetime (WHO, 2013). Women in low- and middle-income countries.....

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