ESID Webinar - Gatekeepers and Gamechangers: How do Women Matter in Making Change?
|Starts:||15:00 19 Nov 2020|
|Ends:||16:00 19 Nov 2020|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Dr Sohela Nazneen , Chaired by multi award winning Professor of Development Economics, Bina Agarwal|
Using case studies from research conducted in Nepal, Bangladesh and Uganda this webinar will reveal how powerful women are critical actors in securing policy change and consolidating policy gains. We will explore the different strategies women's movement actors and women inside the state use behind the scenes to bypass the political gatekeepers and overcome resistance in policy spaces. In all of the case study countries there is a push-back against women's rights and the civic space is shrinking. We will explore how the rise of conservative forces also offers insights into how women leaders may continue to matter.
Dr Sohela Nazneen
Role: Research Fellow
Organisation: Institute of Development Studies
Biography: Dr Sohela Nazneen is a Research Fellow at IDS and a Principal Investigator for ESID on women's empowerment. She has 17 years of experience in working on gender and development issues.
Chaired by multi award winning Professor of Development Economics, Bina Agarwal
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