New Zealanders woke up to a hard truth recently when we learnt of the historic mass abuse of children in state care, in our care. I don’t think anyone who watched this episode of The Hui will ever forget the harrowing stories of helpless children being forcibly removed from their homes and repeatedly abused by those trusted to care for them.
Sheffield Institute for International Development’s Tom Goodfellow hosted a workshop about how cognitive dissonance and ethical dilemmas play out in international development last month. The workshop gave rise to intense, thought-provoking discussion around the internal conflicts development practitioners often face through the course of their work. Sarah was there, and interviewed Tom to get a bit of background to the event, and the ideas it explored. Continue →