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Day 201, Year of #Mygration: Trafficking in human beings: myths and realities

The OU has been working with the BBC to bring you a series of ground-breaking films about slavery in the modern age, now available on BBC iPlayer. Today, Dr Olga Jurasz from the OU highlights the first prosecution in the UK under the Modern Slavery Act, made just last week

11th October 2018
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New report into research collaboration around global challenges cites poverty reduction as key priority

A new report and learning resources published this week (8 October 2018) by the Rethinking Research Collaborative, highlight the importance of equitable collaboration for poverty reduction in research that seeks to address global challenges.

10th October 2018
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Day 200, Year of #Mygration: Celebrating the successes of Professor Giles Mohan

On day 200 of the OU's Year of Mygration, we celebrate the successes of Professor Giles Mohan, Director of OU research in International Development. We highlight his recent award and exciting new ESRC project looking at how migration aids growth in Africa

10th October 2018
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Day 199, Year of #Mygration: Do enforced language tests help migrants integrate more smoothly?

The Labor opposition party in Australia wrote a letter to the PM last week calling for an immigration policy review to tackle population growth. Miriam Faine from Monash University reflects on Australia’s current policy of making English skills a key part of citizenship

9th October 2018
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Day 198, Year of #Mygration: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Social Media

Dr Christina Julios from the OU discusses her new book on the changes in anti-FGM campaigning over time. She highlights how, while prevalent in 30 countries around the world, it is now a global phenomenon as practices spread through diaspora communities

8th October 2018
NAWOU gender sensitization training sessions, with a particular focus on gender-based violence.

Day 197, Year of #Mygration: From the Frying Pan into the Fire – the Deteriorating Situation of Female Refugees in Uganda

The OU has over 7000 students studying outside the UK. Miriam Cherukut from the National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) was once one of them. On World Teachers Day, she talks about her work and the sexual exploitation female refugees face in Uganda

5th October 2018
Artist’s impression of the exoplanet Kepler-1625b with its large moon. Dan Durda

Exomoons: astronomers report first ever discovery

Astronomers have now found the first evidence for a moon orbiting a gas giant planet in a star system other than our own.

4th October 2018
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Day 196, Year of #Mygration: Theorising Noncitizenship - Concepts, Debates and Challenges

Who are noncitizens and why is it vital that we fill the current theoretical void around conceptualising noncitizenship? These questions, and more are addressed in this multi-disciplinary book co-edited by The Open University’s Dr Tendayi Bloom

4th October 2018
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Day 195, Year of #Mygration: Piggery Training in Alere Camp, Uganda

Yesterday, Magdalene AmujalExecutive Director of Kulika, discussed how their project with the OU in Oruchinga was an opportunity to explore how their training may benefit many refugees flooding into Uganda. Today, she tells about a subsequent related project

3rd October 2018
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Day 194, Year of #Mygration: Lesson Learning From Livelihoods Training in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement

Today Magdalene Amujal, Executive Director of Kulika, a Ugandan NGO specializing in organic agricultural training, and a valued Open University partner, talks about their experience of working with refugees in one of the countries oldest camp settlements

2nd October 2018

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