May 23, 2024 @ 17:30 – May 23, 2024 @ 19:00

In honour of the esteemed contribution of work by Naila Kabeer to the fields of international development and feminist economics, this event provides an opportunity to take stock of how consideration of gender in development has evolved over the past three decades. The event will also explore new avenues of action going forward toward a future where women and men enjoy equal rights and opportunities.

The conversation is structured around central themes in Kabeer’s book Reversed Realities (1994). Reversed Realities uncovers the deeply entrenched, hence barely visible, biases which underpin mainstream development theory and account for the marginal status given to women’s needs in development policy.

Naila Kabeer is a social economist, research fellow, writer and Professor at the London School of Economics where she is joint Professor of Gender and Development at the Department of Gender Studies and the Department of International Development. She is also on the Faculty of LSE's International Inequalities Institute. Dr. Kabeer was president of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) from 2018 to 2019 and is currently a member of the UNRISD board. She works primarily on poverty, gender and social policy issues. Her research interests include gender, poverty, social exclusion, labour markets and livelihoods, social protection, focused on South and South East Asia.

The event will be followed by refreshments and informal conversation.

This event is co-organised by UNRISD and the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), in partnership with the Gender Centre of the Geneva Graduate Institute