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. FULL PDF HERE: EMISSARIES OF EMPOWERMENT 2017

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@Al Jazeera English: UN Peacekeepers Keeping the Peace or Preventing it?

co-authored with Dr. Kate-Cronin Furman Last month’s Associated Press (AP) report on the estimated 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and United Nations personnel around the world wasn’t precisely breaking news. Allegations of serious misconduct directed by peacekeeping troops have dogged the UN for years. But the AP report contained several testimonies…

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