Research Brief: Gendered Impacts of Land Commercialization in Cambodia

In this research brief, Saba Joshi discusses the gendered impacts of land commercialization in Cambodia. Based on qualitative interviews conducted during multiple field visits in 2015 and 2016 in Ratanakiri, Kratié and Kampong Thom, she shows how commercialization affects women’s access to the land and the commons, gender division of labour, violence against women in three…

Conference: Christophe Gironde at the workshop ” Transformations and visions: Responses, alternatives and resistances to large-scale land deals in the Global South”

This international workshop (23-25 May – Halle/Saale, Germany) was organized by the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and McGill University. During this programme, Christophe Gironde presented a paper entitled “Losing land, losing ground? Dispossession and resilience in Northeaster Cambodia”. Since the 1990s, northeaster Cambodia has been undergoing a rapid and radical agrarian transition, driven by…

Conference: Saba Joshi presents “Gendered Resistance to Large-scale Land Acquisitions in Cambodia”

In the context of the Gender Seminar Series, Saba Joshi presented a part of her PhD research on land conflict in Cambodia. Using data collected through semi-structured interviews and field research with several rural communities affected by land conflicts and with Cambodian NGOs, she is studying the emergence of women-led grassroots movements and gendered political…

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…