On the Record: On Gender

On the Record is MIDPA’s freshest segment, combining the art of photography with the practice of development. Following the methodology of photovoice, we ask participants to capture an image on a topic they are passionate about, and then add their voice to these images. The consequent interview adds context to the images, encouraging debate and reflection. In honour of International Women’s Day, our Content Editor, Feli Bran, kicks off this segment with her reflections on gender, beauty, and representation. Q. … Read more…

WYLT… Attend this IPCS Seminar?

Visualising Solidarity: Forging everyday humanitarianism through public representations of development Prof. Uma Kothari Since the 1980s there has been a vast proliferation of campaigns, charity adverts, musical movements, fair trade marketing, celebrity endorsements and media promotions to support humanitarian causes. More recently, we have witnessed a growth in the role of visual media in guiding diverse publics on how they might perceive and act upon calls for a shared responsibility. Foundational to the success of … Read more…

Get Inspired by Amnesty International

In lieu of the United Nations International Day for Zero Discrimination, our editorial team attended a talk about Marriage Equality arranged by Amnesty International Monash Caulfield (AIMC). For all those of you who might have missed it, Amnesty International is currently campaigning for equal rights to marriage in Australia. As stated on their website “All of us have a right to be free from discrimination. That includes discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation”. This … Read more…