What have we been up to?
While Rights for Time has had a very busy 2021, and been very active on Twitter, its been a while since we posted some up to date news here on this page. Please enjoy this summary, capturing the most exciting and current Rights for Time news. One of our networks biggest focuses throughout the spring period has been our response to the news about the ODA cuts, which will affect our networks budget. We added a page to our website with a letter template for people to download to express their opposition, and contact details for people they might send it to. We also included testimonies from our network members and partner organisations on the damage these cuts could do.
Rights for Time partner The Wangu Kanja foundation along with Rights for Time member Heather Flowe, wrote an article in the Conversation about the threat the cuts pose to human rights projects all over the world. Three network members also wrote a piece in Nature about the damage the cuts will do to the United Kingdom’s relationship with developing countries.
Podcasting Professor Rana Dajani, Rights for Time Lead in Jordan, was interviewed by Heather Flowe, about her Rights for Time research, along with the community-led WeLoveReading program. We were also delighted to see Rana recognised by Arabian Business as a woman in influence in the Arab world.
Past Events & Publications
The restrictions on travel and adaption of working from home, necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic, have been particularly challenging for international researchers. Recently four University of Birmingham Global Challenges students, in association with Rights for Time, ran a webinar discussing the barriers to conducting international research online and the adaptations needed for success. Watch that event here.
Several of those students along with Heather Flowe and Rights for Time partner organisation, The Wangu Kanja Foundation, recently published an article on children’s vulnerability to sexual violence during COVID-19 in Kenya. Read that article here.
Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge, Rights for Time Co-investigator, was recently published by the New Statemen in an article exploring the role literature has to play in Human Rights advocation.
Wangu Kanja and Heather Flowe had their article on children's vulnerability in Kenya during COVID-19 published by Global Women's health.
The Rights for Time Newsletter
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