Tag Archive | "gender"

Championing women’s voices on Wikipedia

International Women’s Day is held every year on 8 March. As part of this day we want to highlight an event which was organised by Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow Namrata Ganneri with the University of York to help raise the profile of women scientists. Keep reading to find out more. Closing the gender gap on Wikipedia […]

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Launch of the Dominica Alumni Association and Girls In Science Competition

CSC Alumni Dominica The Commonwealth of Dominica Commonwealth Scholars Alumni Association (CDCSAA) was launched on 22 January 2020 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Conference Room in Roseau, Dominica. The launch ceremony was attended by Commonwealth Alumni, teachers from primary and secondary schools in Dominica, and officials of the Ministry of Education. Dr Lennox Honeychurch, […]

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Posted in Alumni, News

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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