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Department of Sociology

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Prof Manali Desai, Head of the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge was quoted in The Guardian on Wednesday 8th March, reacting to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s new strategy to advance gender equality around the world, launched on the same day that MPs announced plans to investigate the impact of UK aid cuts on women and girls.

Prof Desai said: “The FCDO needs to join up its strategy on women and girls to almost every facet of the current challenges facing areas receiving aid. These include poverty, climate change, war, migration and education, among others. Women and girls are affected in very specific ways by these events.”

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