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Research documents rich heritage of Afro-descendant women living in Ecuador

Celebrating and sharing the lived history of Afro-Ecuadorian women, passed down through generations via the spoken word, is the objective of a collaborative research project led by Northumbria University and Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, alongside partners from the Mujeres de Asfalto collective , a Black feminist creative arts organisation. Over the last …

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New research is first-ever study on “blended volunteering”

Running projects without international volunteers will not help “decolonise development”, according to new collaborative research by international development charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), and Northumbria University. The first-ever focus on “blended volunteering”, VSO’s flagship approach that brings together international and national volunteering skills, concludes that local volunteers are experts and should be recognized as such. …

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