My research examines international dimensions of gender equality and women’s rights norms, and their contestation in international legal, regulatory and policy sites. In this work, I have explored international law and policy making on women’s international human rights in various UN arenas, as well as the international responses, including criminal prosecution of conflict-related violence against women. My current research takes up these themes in two different ways. In collaboration with colleagues in Africa and Canada, I am conducting two studies (with SSHRC and GrOW [IDRC/DfID/Hewlett Foundation funding]) of women’s livelihoods in artisanal and small-scale mining in six African countries, exploring the gendered dynamics of national and international governance reforms of resource extraction, particularly in relation to ‘conflict’ minerals.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, csr, governance and anti-corruption, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, redistribution and sustainable development