Associate, Gender Consortium
Research Fellow, Centre for Research and Participatory Development Research, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia
Her research engages with some of the major issues facing women globally. Specialising in Gender specific research in non-western countries in the field of development and international politics dealing with issues such as employment, agricultural development, popular grass roots politics, terrorism and conflict.
She has undertaken fieldwork research and consultancies in countries such as Brazil, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Indonesia, Timor Leste and more latterly Vietnam undertaking a research project entitled - Vietnamese Women in the Crossfire – women resistance fighters, gender equality and the post conflict experience
She has worked as a consultant to most major INGOs such as UNESCAP, UN WOMEN, UNDP & UNESCO in Central, East and Southeast Asia looking at the changing status of women in societies in transition. She undertook the first national surveys on the status of women in post-communist society in Central Asia and then Mongolia. The former led to the writing and publication of a seminal work on women in Central Asia entitled Lost Voices: Central Asian Women Confronting Transition which was published by Zed Books in 2006. She is a founding member of the UNESCO Asia Pacific Women’s and Gender Studies Network which was established in 2003.
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