Conference Presentations


 

  • Women and Geography Study Group Session, Annual Conference of the Institute of British Geographers, Durham,January 1984.

 

  • Conference on Women and Society in Western Mexico, at the Colegio de Jalisco, Guadalajara, June 1986 (With Dr. Peter Ward) Symposium ‘Shelter and Housing in Latin America’.  Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies, Cambridge, April 1987.

 

  • Conference on Local Leaders and Community Development and Participation, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, September 1987.

 

  • Women and Development Short-Life Working Party of the Institute of British Geographers, Postgraduate Workshop on Research in Geography and Gender in the Developing World, University College London, December 1987.

 

  • London Third World Economic History Group Workshop on Household Income and Resource Management, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, January 1988.

 

  • Symposium on ‘Urban Development and Housing in Latin America’, Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies, Jesus College Oxford, March 1990.

 

  • Joint Women and Geography Study Group and Developing Areas Research Group Session, Annual Conference of the Institute of British Geographers, Sheffield, January 1991.

 

  • Discussant, Symposium on ‘New Perspectives on Gender, Family, and Work in Urban Mexico’, XVIII International Congress of Latin American Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1994.

 

  • Symposium organiser, ‘Gender in Latin America’, Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool, March 1994.

 

  • (with Dr Cathy McIlwaine) European Conference on Philippine Studies, Panel ‘Negotiating Gender in the Philippines’, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, April 1994.

 

  • Conference on ‘Latin American Cross-Currents in Gender Theory’, University of Portsmouth, July 1994 (paper circulated and discussed).

 

  • Conference on ‘Gender Research and Development: Looking Forward to Beijing’, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, September 1994.

 

  • ASEASUK Conference, ‘Gender and the Sexes in Southeast Asia’, University College Durham, March 1995.

 

  • World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU/WIDER), Conference on ‘Human Settlements in the Changing Global Political and Economic Processes’, Helsinki, August 1995.

 

  • International Symposium ‘The Housing Question of the “Others”’, Turkish Chamber of Architects, Ankara, November 1995.

 

  • International Conference ‘Habitat and Gender’, Vienna Institute for Development and Cooperation, Vienna, January 1996.

 

  • Symposium: ‘Vulnerable Groups in Latin American Cities’, Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies, University of Leeds, March 1996.

 

  • Conference ‘Historical Perspectives on Gender, States and Households in Latin America’, Session ‘Macro-micro Perspectives on Changing Household Forms’, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, June 1996.

 

  • Workshop on Gender and Poverty, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, March 1997.

 

  • Symposium on ‘Pobreza, Género y Desigualdad: Jefatura Femenina en Hogares Urbanos Latinoamericanos’ (‘Poverty, Gender and Inequality: Female Household Headship in Urban Latin America’), XX International Congress of Latin American Studies Association, Guadalajara, Mexico, April 1997.

 

  • Conference on ‘Working Lives, Men and Development’ (third of ESRC-funded series on Men, Masculinity and Gender Relations in Development), University of East Anglia, Norwich, September 1999 (paper circulated and read by Charlotte Martin, Gender Institute, LSE).

 

  • Conference on ‘Exclusion and Engagement: Social Policy in Latin America’, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, in collaboration with the European Commission, March 2001 (paper circulated and discussed).

 

  • Keynote address at Conference on ‘Women-headed Households and the Feminisation of Poverty in Latin America’, Casa de América, Madrid, Spain, March 2001.

 

  • Panel on ‘Empoderamiento Económico de las Mujeres y su Impacto en el Desarrollo Nacional’ (‘Economic Empowerment of Women and its Impacts on National Development’), International Forum of the Social Network of Latin America and the Caribbean: ‘Mujeres, Pobreza y Derechos Humanos: Con Voz Propia’ (‘Women, Poverty and Human Rights’), Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social and Instituto Nacional de la Mujer, San José, Costa Rica, August 2001.

 

  • Invited author on Panel ‘Open Households, Local Markets’, at Conference ‘Out of the Shadows: Political Action and the Informal Economy in Latin America and Beyond’, Princeton Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University, New Jersey, November 2001.

 

  • Workshop on ‘Feminist Fables and Gender Myths: Repositioning Gender in Development Policy and Practice’, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, July 2003.

 

  • (with Gareth A. Jones) Symposium on Children and Youth in Developing Areas (Part 2: Global Discourses and Local Conditions), RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Royal Geographical Society, London, 3-5 September 2003.

 

  • Invited speaker, Session 3 ‘Conciliación y Políticas Públicas’, Expert meeting on ‘Género, Políticas Conciliatorias entre el Ambito Productivo y Reproductivo y Presupuestos Públicos’, funded by UNFPA and GTZ, Mexico City, 24-26 October 2005.

 

  • Invited Participant, International Workshop on ‘Revisiting the GDI and GEM’, UNDP, Human Development Reporting Office, New York, January 2006.

 

  • Invited Speaker,  Session 3: ‘Is the Feminisation of Poverty the Appropriate Issue to Tackle?’, International Seminar ‘Development and Vulnerability: Outlooks for Resuming Development in Southern Countries’, Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2006 (Paper read and circulated).

 

  • International Seminar on ‘Género y Pobreza: Alcances y Limitaciones para su Medición’, UNIFEM, UNDP, Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres (INMUJERES), and Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social (CONEVAL), México DF, 3-5 October 2007.

 

  • UNU-WIDER Project Workshop ‘Beyond the Tipping Point: Development in an Urban World’, Session ‘Gender and  Exclusion’, LSE, 18-20 October 2007

 

  • Workshop on ‘Needs, Development and Gender Equity’, University of Oslo, 12-15 March 2009

 

  • Guest of Honour and Plenary Speaker, International Conference on ‘Feminisation of Poverty: A Gender Challenge’, Gender Development Institute, Sunlodge Hotel, Accra, Ghana, 14-16 September 2009.

 

  • Invited participant at UK Parliamentary think-tank session on the new single UN agency for women (UN Women), to inform Labour Party policy, led by Rt Hon Harriet Harman, Shadow Minister for International Development, 18 November 2010.

 

  • Panel organiser and Chair, LSE Public Event on Gender and Poverty in the 21st Century, 11 March 2011

 

  • Invited speaker, Gender and Social Policy in Latin America Workshop, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, 10 May 2011

 

  • Keynote address, 8th Cadbury Workshop Programme and Conference  ‘Women and Inequalities in the 21st Century: African Experiences’, Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham, 13 May 2011

 

  • Invited speaker, New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy, University of Leeds, 9-10 September 2011

 

  • Keynote address, International Conference, New Debates in Gender, Migration and Development, Universidade da Coruña, Museo de Maó, Menorca, Balearic Isles, Spain, 6-8 October 2011

 

  • Opening address and panel discussion on Urbanisation, The Economist’s Risk Summit 2011, London, 3 November 2011

 

  • Invited speaker at Workshop on ‘The City in Urban Poverty’, University College London, 10-11 November 2011

 

  • Keynote address, Oxford University, School of Geography and Environment ‘Big Event’ -‘Geographies of the Future’, 12 January 2012

 

  • Speaker and Concluding Panel Discussant, Annual Conference of the North-South Centre, ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich, on ‘Gender Perspectives in Research for Development’, and Launch of ETH Global, 12 June 2012

 

  • International event to celebrate the work and contributions of Lourdes Benería, University of Barcelona, 29 June 2012

 

  • First Plenary speaker (with Cathy McIlwaine), Gender Equality Action Assembly,  6th World Urban Forum, Naples, 1-7 September 2012

 

  • Expert commentator,  Concluding Conference on Measuring Poverty and Gender Disparity, University of Oslo, Centre for the Study of Mind and Nature, 6-7 June 2013.

 

  • Invited speaker, Conference on ‘Feminism, Economy and Human Rights’ to mark the retirement of Professor Diane Elson, University of Essex, 28 June 2013

 

  • Keynote speaker, Workshop on Migration, Development and Gender, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, 2 July 2013

 

  • Invited speaker and panel chair, Conference organised by CreSpa, Centre for Research, Development and Social Justice Advocacy and CODESRIA ‘Uncharted Territory: Academic Freedom, Current Developments and the Future of Gambian Studies’,  Dakar, Senegal, 14-16 August 2013.

 

  • Public lecture, 20th Anniversary LSE Gender Institute Conference ‘The Presence of Gender’. 9 May 2014

 

  • Invited speaker and Roundtable participant, conference on ‘Las Ciencias Sociales Aquí y Ahora: Propuestas Creativas para Problemáticas Agobiantes’, Unidad Occidente de CIESAS, Guadalajara, Mexico, 5-7 November 2014.

 

  • Keynote address, International Colloquium ‘Childhood in Feminine: Girls’, Universitat de Barcelona, 3-4 December 2014.

 

  • Invited speaker and chair, session on Frontier Issues in Development Geography, Conference on Development Geography, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 9-10 June 2015.

 

  • Keynote address, Event on ‘Austerity: Local and Global’, Manchester Metropolitan University, 27 April 2016.

 

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