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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…