Between the Lines

Institute of Development Studies

This podcast series explores books with ideas for positive social and environmental change. Each month we feature a book and an interview with its author. The discussions give an insight on the themes covered in the book, exploring the challenges and discoveries, and why the issues matter for progressive and sustainable development globally.

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Intersections in education: disability, development, and gender
Nov 30 2023
Intersections in education: disability, development, and gender
In this special episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast Jigyasa Agarwal, a development practitioner and recent graduate of the Institute of Development Studies, interviews three students from the University of Sussex whom despite coming from diverse socio economic and cultural backgrounds, what unites them is their struggle for accessibility. We interview Dan from the UK who identifies themselves as a non-binary person, Hamza from Nigeria who identifies as a man, and Diksha from India who identifies herself as a woman. This episode intends to open an avenue for discussions around disability and accessibility in a larger context of gender and development. Our guests shed light on their personal journey as disabled people and their fights for accessibility in academic and social spaces. They talk about their own country contexts and experiences of education ranging from childhood to the present day and offer solutions on what practical steps could be made for a more inclusive society.This podcast is an important listen for development practitioners, higher education institutions and anyone with an interest on how we can make development studies more inclusive when it comes to people with disabilities.Please noteThis podcast contains powerful testimonies of lived-in experiences from our guests which maybe triggering for some of our listeners. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.