Welcome to the April 2012 Edition of GSDM: War & Peace in the Congo
Having passed through decades of conflict, instability and political turmoil, has peace prevailed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? April 2012 edition of GSDM presents a special report on the DRC, its War, Peace and Blood Minerals by Emily Cavan Lynch, Carolyn Look and Innocent Kazembe.
Elsewhere, Victoria Peel-Yates takes you to Argentina in an illustration of how this apparently machista country is leading the way in gender and sexual equality. A beautiful photo story by guest contributing photographer Chris Battaglia showcases the work of Pencils of Promise, an Educational NGO working in SE Asia and Latin America. And new contributors Kaytlin Philips and Zach Wettstein bring us the latest on the positive impact and spread of mobile health technologies.
Annie Bacon contributes a healthy dose of positivity in her look at mutually beneficial impact ofinternational volunteers in Latin America and Assistant Editor Ioulia Fenton traces the turn of US policy in Central America from development to militarisation and the possible links to the consolidation of US Peace Corps operations in the region. Tither Farhana and David Meagher turn our eye on the plight of disability with an article sharing Bangladesh’s fight to stamp out child blindness. Whilst Narayan Bhatta discusses the challenges of improving women’s participation in Nepal. And Editor in Chief Manoj Bhusal wraps up by sharing his sentiments on the DRC cover story.
Happy Reading – do not forget to share your thoughts with us by writing to the editor or posting comments below.