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…

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…

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…

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…

Conference: Frontiers of Neoliberal Globalization: Gender in Agriculture and Food Security

Elisabeth Prügl reported first results from her analysis of international discourse on gender in agriculture and food security at the Annual Meetings of the Swiss Political Science Association in St. Gallen on January 12, 2017. Her paper entitled Frontiers of Neoliberal Globalization: Gender in Agriculture and Food Security examines 32 reports, working papers, and briefs…

Workshop: Commemoration of international human rights day in Southern Cambodia

By Saba Joshi. On 12 December 2016, I had the unique opportunity to participate in a workshop organized in Sihanoukville, in Southern Cambodia by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) called “10th December Academy” to commemorate international human rights day. RWI’s Phnom Penh office organizes the “10 December Academy” annually in different parts of Cambodia, to…