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In February, at a ceremony at the White House, President Obama presented RVI US Board member Kwame Anthony Appiah with the 2011 National Humanities Medal. The citation for the award praised Dr Appiah's work "seeking eternal truths in the…
Charlie Grieves-Cook, coordinator of the RVI Sudan Course 2007-2008, died in Nairobi on 3 March after leaping from a balcony pursued by armed thugs. Raised in Kenya and trained as a chef in the UK, Charlie was widely recognised…
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    HIDDEN FIGURES

    Women navigating a culture of exclusion in peace and conflict resolution processes This report examines the roles of women in peace and conflict resolution processes in South Sudan. It highlights how women navigate systemic exclusion and use cultural practices like

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    BEYOND THE SURFACE

    Unraveling the transition from subsistence fishing to commercialization and the realities of women’s participation in fishing markets This report examines the impact of local fishing practices on women’s livelihoods in Lake State, South Sudan. It highlights the transition from traditional

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