Date/Time: Wed 01 Nov / 10:00 am - 11:30 am
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Gender, Peace & Security Seminar: Variables Impacting Women Post-Natural Disasters in Pacific Small Island States (A Scoping Study 2006 – 2016) + Women, War and Military Reproduction in Kachinland, Myanmar
Betty Barkha will speak on her paper titled ‘Variables Impacting Women Post-Natural Disasters in Pacific Small Island States (A Scoping Study 2006 – 2016)’.
Jenny Hedstrom will speak on her paper titled ‘Women, War and Military Reproduction in Kachinland, Myanmar’.
Betty Barkha is from the Fiji Islands and she has been involved in development for over 8 years with various organisations in the Asia-Pacific. She is currently the youngest serving member on the board of directors of the Association of Women in Development (AWID). Additionally, she is an advisor with FRIDA Young Feminist Fund and a member of the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. She is passionate about human rights and climate action, and committed to enhancing resilience initiatives in the region through effective and meaningful engagement with partners. Betty holds a Masters of Arts in Sociology and is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Jenny Hedström is a third-year doctoral student in International Relations and Politics at the Monash Gender, Peace and Security Center, Monash University, Melbourne. Jenny’s research interests concerns feminist political economy, Myanmar/Burma studies, militarization and conflict. You can find out more about Jenny’s work here (https://monash.academia.edu/JennyHedström) and follow her on twitter here (https://twitter.com/HedstromJenny).
Wednesday 1st November
10:00am – 11:30am
N402 Meeting Room
Level 4, Menzies Building
20 Chancellors Walk
For more information, please contact Lesley Pruitt on 9905 0021.