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Being a DESA

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As part of the first cohort of the DFID Entry Scheme for Advisers (DESA), Isabelle Abbott Pugh, James Hamilton-Harding and Clare McCrum gamely signed up to spend one year working in the UK and two years in an as-yet-to-be-determined overseas …

A better future for Rwanda's youth - how Sport Relief is changing lives

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Caroline planting watermelon seeds with members of the farming cooperative. Picture: Sam Faulkner/Comic Relief

In 1994, a brutal genocide ripped Rwanda apart, robbing people of their families and loved ones. 800,000 people were killed in 100 days, and lives were destroyed. Twenty years later, Rwanda is healing from this tragedy but there’s still a …

International Women's Day: breaking the silence on gender-based violence

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This blog comes directly from a UK aid-supported project on the frontlines. The Ni Nyampinga project is a magazine and radio show for teenage girls in Rwanda that focuses on empowering young women. It reports on issues and stories that matter …