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21st November 2014
One of the issues high on the agenda at this weeks United Nations Climate Summit is food security. As demonstrated in the latest IPCC report, climate change is having an impact on already worrying levels of hunger and undernutrition in the world.
6th November 2014
1 October 2014 sees the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.
10th October 2014
This week we turn our attention to The Igarapé Institute, Brazil, for our Spotlight series. The series profiles research organisations based in developing countries.
7th October 2014
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an annual international campaign that started on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day.
7th October 2014
In this update we provide links and summaries to some of the most recent resources on gender and social movements.
25th September 2014
Following on from the recent World Health Organization conference on health and climate in Geneva, two blog posts on the complexities of development in the Indian Sundarbans and the fight against Ebola in Africa highlight the links between the two sectors.
16th September 2014
The new Eldis Global Health Resource Guide is now live! Many thanks to everyone who provided their feedback and suggestions in the recent survey - we have tried to incorporate as many suggestions as possible.
11th September 2014
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice involving the cutting or removal of the external genitals. It is practised in 28 African countries and some communities in the Middle East and Asia.
5th September 2014
To commemorate World Breastfeeding Week, Rufaro Charity Madzima, Independent IYCF consultant, writes for Eldis on the importance of everyone playing a role in supporting breastfeeding mothers.
5th September 2014
1st August 2014 marks 15 years since Eldis first registered its internet domain name
7th August 2014
Eldis editorial staff have been curating a new collection of resources on the unfolding civil war and humanitarian crisis in Syria.
7th August 2014
In a blog post marking International Day of Nonviolence, Conflict and Security Editor Jason Collodi discusses how democracy movements in the Middle East might be inspired and learn from previous nonviolent struggles for political change.
7th August 2014
Eldis is joining forces with eight new partner organisations in a new collaborative project, provisionally called the “Open Knowledge Hub”, to support knowledge producers and consumers, particularly those in developing countries, to improve the availability and accessibility of global development research.
7th August 2014
Fundamentalisms are on the rise around the world with negative consequences for women’s rights.
7th August 2014
Brazil is in the midst of hosting the World Cup and will soon be welcoming visitors for the Olympics. In this article Laura Stacey highlights the key findings of her MPhil thesis which considers the impact of these ‘mega-events’ on the Rio favelas.
7th August 2014
With the Brazilian World Cup a recent memory what motivates countries to divert huge amounts of resources into hosting mega-events such as the World Cup and Olympics? In this article Professor Richard Tomlinson considers China’s, South Africa’s and Brazil’s motivations for such an undertaking, and the accompanying socioeconomic factors that are an inherent part of any mega-event hosting process.
18th July 2014
We are marking World Refugee Day (June 20th) by offering a number of resources that highlight the plight of the refugees from Syria’s bloody civil war. The Syrian crisis has prompted one of the largest movement of peoples since World War II and has had a huge impact on its Middle Eastern neighbours.
15th July 2014
In this article, Professor Ana María Ibáñez, from the University of Los Andes in Colombia, describes how the country's 50-year conflict has shaped local institutions, social preferences and the capacity of people to act collectively.  This piece is based on collaborative research undertaken with colleague Margarita Gáfaro, and Patricia Justino from the Institute of Devleopment Studies (IDS), UK.
8th July 2014
Heteronormativity - the assumption that heterosexuality is the norm and any other form of sexual desire, expression or relationship is abnormal or wrong - has many potential implications for international development.