Jenny Morgan

Jenny Morgan is a writer and documentary film-maker with a particular interest in Africa and the Middle East

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    Crime not shame: challenging the ideology of rape
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    Decades of feminist activism against rape has produced a world that now, formally, officially, and legally, at least talks the talk on sexual violence in conflict. Feminists have not yet been able to transform what Susan Brownmiller called the ‘ideology of rape’, but they’re working on it. 

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    Unruly politics: atomised movements, activist individuals and clientilism
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    Do new social media create new forms of citizen action? Jenny Morgan reports on a knowledge exchange conference in the Hague

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    Beating the Black Country blues
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    On the council estates of post-industrial Dudley, in the British West Midlands, where far-right anti-migration candidates have had some electoral support, local people and migrants are feeling their way to common ground

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    Breaking the cycle: step by step in Smethwick
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    The Somali refugee community in Smethwick is less than ten years old. Muni Abdikarim and Ahmed Sirad spoke to Jenny Morgan about their work with middle-aged Somali women who are being turned away from a doctor's surgery and told 'Come back when you've got an interpreter'

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    From civil war to the cult of cool
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    The policy of dispersing migrants in Britain has led to large numbers of Somali refugees in Smethwick, a town notorious for anti-migrant mobilising in the 1960s. In the first of her Letters from Smethwick, Jenny Morgan describes a meeting with charismatic Somali community organiser Hodan Rashid.

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    Peace of mind
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    If some of us had hoped to walk away with a global plan of action rather than a series of personal commitments stuck up on a board, well, we just may have forgotten that it's personal commitment that makes brave women stand up every day - Jenny Morgan reports from the closing session of the Nobel Women's Initiative conference

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