Emissaries of Empowerment

In Emissaries of Empowerment, Kate Cronin-Furman, Rafia Zakaria, and I  examine the de-politicizing, and re-feminizing impact of contemporary empowerment-based interventions in the developing world and how these programs often reinforce, rather than combat, the deep marginalization of women. COVERAGE OF THE REPORT in the NEW YORK TIMES: HERE FULL PDF HERE: EMISSARIES OF EMPOWERMENT 2017

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The Forever Victims? The Dangers of Victimizing Tamil Women

In a global moment where the conversation around sexual violence is both incessant and remarkably over-simplified, this report,The Forever Victims Tamil Women in Post-War Sri Lanka, is a snapshot study by myself and Dr. Kate Cronin-Furman that attempts to disrupt prevailing narratives on the position, and politics, of Tamil women. As Sri Lanka comes up for…

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@Outlook Magazine: Artful Democracy

While regime change in Sri Lanka is welcomed, its democratic merits cannot be celebrated just yet

As the old guard in Sri Lanka was dramatically toppled in the recent presidential elections, best wishes were offered not only to the opponent, Maithripala Sirisena, but to a hopefully imminent resuscitation of a suffocated democracy.

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