Tag Archive | "gender"

Mususu Kaonda

Mining women’s potential in Zambia

Mususu Kaonda (2012 Commonwealth Scholar from Zambia, PhD Materials Science, University of Birmingham) spoke to SciDev.Net about how to encourage more young women to begin science and engineering careers. Mususu was encouraged to follow a career as an engineer by her father. She was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship in 2008, to study for an MSc in Advanced […]

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Ingrid Palmary

Evaluation profile: Ingrid Palmary

Professor Ingrid Palmary is an Associate Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed a PhD in Psychology in 2005 on a Commonwealth Scholarship at Manchester Metropolitan University. Ingrid’s main research areas include gender and violence, a topic which dates back to her PhD. She also coordinates Master’s and PhD programmes […]

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Women, Kashmir and peace talks

By Ezabir Ali, 2012 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from India hosted by Conciliation Resources. ‘Nobody can silence me – I have every right to speak.’ These were the words shouted by a 40-year-old woman at security staff and state officials, as she managed to intrude into the venue where Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of the Indian […]

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Monira Rahman

Professional Fellow strengthens services for acid attack victims

Monira Rahman was a 2012 Commonwealth Professional Fellow hosted by Acid Survivors Trust International. She is Executive Director of the Acid Survivors Foundation in Bangladesh. During her Fellowship, Monira spent three months closely observing the interventions of the UK government and charities to protect the rights of victims of gender-based violence and people with disfigurements, and […]

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Focus discussion group participants, at an alumni reception held on 31 August 2012

Mauritian alumni meet for focus discussion group on gender

The recent Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) held in Mauritius provided an opportunity to convene a focus discussion group on gender on 29 August 2012. Five Mauritian alumni met with Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioners Christine Humfrey and Richard Middleton to consider gender issues facing Commonwealth Scholars before, during, and after their awards. Questions debated included: […]

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Dr Frances Owusu-Daaku and Dr Rita Akosua Dickson

Alumni Feature: Women as Agents of Change (November 2011)

“Women as Agents of Change” was the theme of Commonwealth Day 2011, and was also emphasised again by Her Majesty the Queen at the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia. In this alumni web feature we celebrate the diverse  achievements of our female alumni across the Commonwealth. In Ghana, Dr Frances Owusu-Daaku […]

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