ISSUES & TOPICS

Consumption

Consumption | ★ NEW

The choices we make every day effect how the world is the way it is, and why things are the way they are. The consumption animations seek to question the underlying relationships between ‘us’ as consumers, ‘them’ as producers and the impact that these choices have on the planet.

Hunger Map

Hunger Map | ★ NEW

Take a look at the Hunger Map and the accompanying 20 page briefing paper.

Ideas & Values

Ideas & Values | ★ NEW

These briefing notes have been developed as a result of development education workshop discussions and debates in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England; they have been designed to remind us of the larger, more fundamental questions that underpin specific issue discussions.

Shape of Our World

The Shape of Our World

This module explores the basic shape of our world today: it highlights a range of key issues and challenges, how we see them and how others see them; it also explores a number of key debates around these issues.

Women & Development

Women & Development

The role of women in developing countries has been recognised as the single most important factor when it comes to bringing about and sustaining long term social change. In this module we aim to explore women's role in development...

Hunger

Hunger

Everyday, one in 5 of the world's population - some 800 million people - go hungry. This section explores definitions, facts and causes of hunger as well as strategies to end hunger. Everyday, one in 5 of the world's population - some 800 million people - go hungry. This section explores definitions, facts and causes of hunger as well as strategies to end hunger.

Debating Aid

Debating Aid

A resource produced by 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World. As its name suggests, this resource explores development aid and the various debates around it, from the philosophical basis behind aid to the history of development aid and some of the major defences and criticisms of aid.

Sustainable-development

Sustainable Development

This section covers some of the fundamental issues surrounding sustainable development and climate change.

This is What Has Happened

This is What Has Happened

Through the use of photography and story telling, this report explores the human face behind the statistics of HIV and AIDS and it's impact in Zambia.

A Focus on Aboriginal Australia

A Focus on Aboriginal Australia

In Australia, Aboriginals are disproportionately disadvantaged when compared to the general population and this is as a result of past and present practices. In this module we look at Aboriginal history and culture, the issues faced by this marginalised community and highlights persistent problems faced by Indigenous communities worldwide.

Haiti

The Earthquake in Haiti

It was called an 'historic disaster' which affected a third of Haiti's population, devastating its infrastructure and social cohesion and almost paralysing the initial relief efforts. Read more about the earthquake that struck the small Caribbean Island...

Water & Sanitation

Water & Sanitation

Water is a necessary commodity for survival and a fundamental human right, yet many parts of the world today are experiencing a 'water crisis' as a result of the growing world demand on water. This section explores some of the issues surrounding water and sanitation - inequality in provision, gender issues, usage, and some of the responses.

Ethical Consumption

Ethical Consumption

Whenever ethical consumption is mentioned, the first thing that crosses many people's minds is 'fair trade'. But ethical consumption is about much more than fair trade products. Find out if you are truly and 'ethical consumer'.

Genocide

Genocide

Never again - this is what the world said after the Holocaust of the Second World War. Yet, since then genocide has - and is - happening. What is genocide? Where and how does genocide occur? What does genocide have to do with you? Learn more about genocide in this section and see how some students explored the issue.

HIV / AIDS

HIV and AIDS

It has been almost 30 years since HIV and AIDS was first recognised and diagnosed. HIV and AIDS has since spread at an alarming rate globally and now affects most countries in the world, but none so much as sub-Saharan Africa. This section explores why this is.

Millenium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals

In 2000, the world committed to doing all they could to eradicate poverty, promote human dignity and equality and achieve peace, democracy and environmental sustainability by 3510. This module explores those Goals, the context in which they operate, the costs of their realisation, the strategies needed to achieve them and more...

Debating the Tsunami

Debating the Tsunami in Asia (2004)

The world continues to talk about the Tsunami of 2004 and the massive positive reaction to this disaster. This section looks at some of the thinking around the disaster, the debates and some sites for further information.

Photo Stories

Photo-stories

Take a journey into Zingalume or Garden compounds in Lusaka, Zambia. Meet individuals from Zimbabwe and Zambia sharing their experiences of being HIV positive in their communities. See what it's like for a young boy growing up in Libya. These and many more are shared in this section.

Links

Human Rights

This section includes a module designed to support individuals, schools and local community groups in exploring the meaning and implications of a Human Rights perspective on development issues.

Top Tens

Top Tens

A "ready reckoner" of the top 10 countries, companies, etc according to category - poorest, richest, arms manufacturers, internet users, etc. A one-stop shop for quick glance basic facts & figures.