Fortnightly links: compassion fatigue, modern contraception, gender equality, and more

Mrs Akie Abe speaking at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Flickr/Center for Strategic and International Studies/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Mrs Akie Abe speaking at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Flickr/Center for Strategic and International Studies/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Nancy Birdsall writes for the Center for Global Development on modern contraception and women’s empowerment in the developing world.

Rohi Joan Halifax shares some words of wisdom on the problem of compassion fatigue, or empathetic distress.

Without urgent action, big and open data may widen existing inequalities, says Sabina Leonelli.

Does gender inequality stem from economic or cultural factors? Seema Jayachandran covers the statistical evidence in a reader-friendly way.

When will the number of children on our planet stop growing? Max Rosser looks at the demographic evidence and projections.

Japan’s first lady, Akie Abe, talks about advancing gender equality and Japan’s experience.

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Sachini Muller

Sachini Muller is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She is currently completing a Master of Globalisation at ANU.

Terence Wood

Terence Wood is a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre. He heads our program of research into Australian and New Zealand aid. Terence’s research interests include aid policy, the politics of aid, and governance in developing countries. He has recently finished his PhD, studying voter behaviour in the Solomon Islands elections. Prior to commencing PhD study Terence worked for the New Zealand government aid program.

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