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…

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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…

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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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