Public event: Gender, Land and the Right to Food in Southeast Asia

Date: 22 July 2019, 18:00-19:30 Venue: 6th floor, Kasem-uttayanin building (Rattasart Hok Sib Pee), Faculty of Political Science Chulalongkorn University Southeast Asia is going through accelerated agrarian transition due to a number of factors, including transnational land acquisitions, domestic investors, migrants, conservation efforts, and government policies. This affects rural livelihoods, impacting food security and social…

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Article: The poverty of neoliberalized feminism: gender equality in a ‘best practice’ large-scale land investment in Ghana

DEMETER team members Kristina Lanz and Elisabeth Prügl have published a new article in the Journal of Peasant Studies. The article examines the adoption of feminist ideas by neoliberal agricultural actors working through public-private partnerships and in agribusiness. Rhetorically committed to gender equality, these new development actors have reduced equality to a matter of numbers, seeking…

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Article: Dépossession foncière, transition agraire et capacité d’adaptation: Devenir des populations autochtones de Ratanakiri (Cambodge)

Gironde, C. and A. Torrico Ramirez. 2019. Dépossession foncière, transition agraire et capacité d’adaptation: Devenir des populations autochtones de Ratanakiri (Cambodge). Revue internationale des études du développement. 238(2): 291-322. DEMETER team members Christophe Gironde and Andres Torrico Ramirez recently published some of the results of their work in Northeastern Cambodia in the Revue internationale des…

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DEMETER Researchers at the “Seeds of Change” Conference, Canberra, 2-5 April

Alice Beban and Joanna Bourke Martignoni presented their work ‘Social Security in the Extractive State: Gender, Land Inheritance and Agrarian Change in Cambodia’, at the Seeds of Change Conference in Canberra. The paper explores the way in which land scarcity and massive deforestation, driven by government policies promoting Economic Land Concessions along with the in-migration…

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Publication: Essen.Macht.Arbeit

Research team members Fenneke Reysoo and Joanna Bourke Martignoni contributed a summary of research results from DEMETER to a collection of texts on feminist approaches to food security. The publication Essen. Macht. Arbeit. Feministische Blicke auf Fairfood Ideen (in German) brings together conclusions from a number of research projects on gender and food being carried out…

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Article: Working wives: gender, labour and land commercialization in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

Doctoral candidate and member of the DEMETER research team, Saba Joshi has recently published an article based on her research in Cambodia and entitled ‘Working wives: gender, labour and land commercialization in Ratanakiri, Cambodia’. In Ratanakiri province, home to a large share of Cambodia’s indigenous minorities, land commercialization involving large-scale land transfers and inmigration has…

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Conference: DEMETER at the 4th CSHL Conference on Comparative Human Rights Law

The DEMETER Team in Cambodia at the Center for the Study of Humanitarian Law (CSHL) of the Royal University of Law and Economics organized its 4th annual academic conference on 15 December 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The conference is a platform for researchers to present and share their research findings with the students, faculty…

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Article: Engendering the right to food? International human rights law, food security and the rural woman by Joanna Bourke Martignoni

Joanna Bourke Martignoni. 2019. Engendering the right to food? International human rights law, food security and the rural woman. Transnational Legal Theory. DOI: 10.1080/20414005.2018.1568789 International human rights bodies such as the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and the UN Human Rights Council are…

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Research Brief: Gender-Responsive Due Diligence for Business Actors: Human Rights-Based Approaches

By Joanna Bourke Martignoni and Elizabeth Umlas. Geneva: Geneva Academy. 2018. The UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights (UNGPs) make a key contribution to the implementation of human rights guarantees through their definition of the concept of human rights due diligence (HRDD), which directs companies to “identify, prevent, mitigate and account for” their…

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