Woman holding a placard on a march

The question campaigners hate to answer, but need to

Kirsty McNeill on the tough question campaigners need to ask themselves in order to make change.


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Women carrying water back from Jamam to the refugee camp
30 March 2020
As Covid-19 forces countries to make decisions that could affect societies for decades, the UK has the chance to demonstrate global leadership that delivers for the world's most vulnerable.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds his first Cabinet meeting since his reshuffle in the Cabinet Room
27 February 2020
DFID survived Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle, but could government restructures and the upcoming integrated review divert UK aid away from reducing poverty?
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
13 February 2020
Conservative MP for Berwick Upon Tweed, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, has been appointed as secretary of state for international development, replacing Alok Sharma.