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Am I a Bad Parent for Taking My Son to See the Harsh Reality of Child Trafficking?

Tom Herbert | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Herbert

It was under a giant mango tree in a remote village monastery in South East Asia earlier this year that I felt closest to my son.

'Say What You See' Is Easier Said Than Done

Matthew Frost | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Matthew Frost

One of the reasons we've got so used to our car tax discs is that it shows that we've paid our bill. It's evidence that we've paid our dues, and one of many day-to-day demonstrations of transparency that we can take for granted.

No More Aid

Matthew Frost | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK
Matthew Frost

We all know that it's one of the biggest barriers to aid effectiveness, a primary concern among the UK public when considering whether and how we should respond to global poverty, and a major obstacle faced by thousands of hard-working local community organisations in poor countries.

Let's Talk About Aid

Matthew Frost | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Politics
Matthew Frost

Aid doesn't always work. Is that what you expected the chief exec of an NGO serving more than 50 countries to say? No? I'm not surprised.

Ending the Hunger Games

Matthew Frost | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK
Matthew Frost

The international community and governments need to stop treating food crises as a series of unexpected disasters. They can no longer play with people's lives or wait to act until we see starving African children on our TV screens, as if it were the televised Hunger Games.

Rwandan farmers: Building a future of hope 2

Esther Williams | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK
Esther Williams

On first impressions, our guest house in Rwanda presented itself as a haven of tranquillity. The first morning we were woken up by a Christian group s...

Rwandan Farmers: Building a Future of Hope

Esther Williams | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK
Esther Williams

After the drama of missing my flight and exchanging calm and collected at the ticket desk for sophisticated meltdown, (quick glance left and right to ...