Conference: Demeter presents research on violence against women at the 6th French Network for Asian Studies International Conference (FNASIC)

The 6th French Network for Asian Studies International Conference (26-28 June 2017) was organized by the French Network for Asian Studies – FNAS (or GIS Asie in French) – together with Sciences Po, Paris. Fenneke Reysoo, Siny Seng and Joanna Bourke-Martignoni presented their research in a panel entitled “Violence against women in Asia. Analyzing intersected…

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Conference: The Demeter team at the International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD)

Convening in Bern, Switzerland, 5–8 September 2017, the 4th International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD) gathered researchers, policymakers, and societal partners in order to discuss ways to support transformations towards sustainable development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Demeter team was particularly invested in this event organizing one Panel session and participating in…

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Expertise: Christophe Golay at the UN

Christophe Golay will participate to the Expert Seminar dedicated to “The Right to Food Soveignty and Other Collective Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas” on the 6th of October 2017. The Expert Seminar will debate the possible inclusion of right to food sovereignty and other collective rights, such at the right…

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Expertise: Joanna Bourke-Martignoni participates in a Round table on Localising Human Rights at the University of Antwerp

The Law and Development Research Group at the University of Antwerp organized a series of round tables on 19 and 20 September to discuss issues related to the local relevance of international human rights norms. Experiences from a number of different geographical regions were analysed and participants from government, civil society and academia were able…

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Conference: Joanna Bourke-Martignoni at the International Conference on the Evolution and Prospects of the Rights of Peasants

The Institute of Human Rights of the University of Deusto (Bilbao, The Basque Country, Spain) and Mundu Bat (One World, a Basque development NGO connected to Via Campesina) organized an international conference in Bilbao on 12-13 June 2017 to discuss new developments in connection with the rights of peasants. Joanna Bourke-Martignoni participated as a speaker in the session that…

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Research brief: Gender equality and the right to food in contexts of agricultural commercialization

The first research brief of the Demeter project published by Joanna Bourke-Martignoni is now available ! The brief summarizes key issues connected to agricultural commercialization from a human rights perspectives with a focus on the right to food and gender equality. Speaking to two goals of the Sustainable Development Agenda, it aims to provide policy…

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