A safe haven on the Nile: life in South Sudan’s Old Fangak – in pictures

Before civil war erupted, Old Fangak was home to about 5,000 people. But since December 2013, the remote town in South Sudan’s Jonglei state has become a refuge for people fleeing the fighting, swelling its numbers tenfold For Nyauargak Bap, coming to Old Fangak meant coming home. The mother of four was born here but … Continue reading A safe haven on the Nile: life in South Sudan’s Old Fangak – in pictures

Rites of Passage, Cultural Appropriation, and Initiation in the Western Tradition

In 2013, when Men’s Eagle Council.com, the online resource for teenage boys I manage, was still just an idea, I found my way to the Youth Rites of Passage Summit in Ojai, California, where some of the final ingredients for Youth Passageways were mixed. I was on the video team, and so had the strange … Continue reading Rites of Passage, Cultural Appropriation, and Initiation in the Western Tradition

Barriers to Community Engagement in Planning – A Research Study

This report records the results of a research study into the barriers to community engagement in the planning system. Based on the findings from a series of focus groups and an online survey, it explores the barriers to better involvement in planning and also the opportunities and benefits that better community engagement would present for … Continue reading Barriers to Community Engagement in Planning – A Research Study

Power Inequality: A health and social justice issue

A short web-based animation on ‘Power as a health and social justice issue’ has been developed through a collaboration between Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) and NHS Health Scotland. This builds on NHS Health Scotland’s work on the theory and evidence relating to power as a fundamental cause of health inequalities and GCPH’s work … Continue reading Power Inequality: A health and social justice issue