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Is it a Touch of Sugar?

In 2010 eight Guyanese expatriate women living with diabetes came together in a participatory action research study.  They and relatives in Guyana had brushed a diagnosis of diabetes aside as just ‘ a touch of sugar’. Interviews with Guyanese women living in London revealed that managing diabetes was a solitary endeavour, often with little guidance […]

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Participatory action research with ex-prisoners: Using Photovoice and one woman’s story told through poetry

This paper focusses on the story of Deer (not her real name), a participant in my Photovoice project with 12 ex-prisoners in South Australia. People who have been to prison rarely have the opportunity to tell their stories in their own words. In particular, women ex-prisoners tend to remain silent about their experiences because of […]

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Participatory action research in a rural Yucatec Maya community

Different initiatives have promoted the use of improved cook stoves around the world. Their goal has been to eradicate cooking over open flame inside dwellings because it is associated with health problems, inefficient resource use and greenhouse gas emissions. Most of these improved cook stoves initiatives depend heavily on expert-generated solutions, treating users as mere […]

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Around the table with policymakers: Giving voice to children in contexts of poverty and deprivation

Increasingly, children are seen as social actors who are knowledgeable about issues that concern their lives, both in research and policymaking. However, this approach is not without challenges, particularly in relation to sensitive topics like poverty. One key challenge relates to how to involve children effectively so that their stories are actually listened to and […]

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