RC07 - Women and Politics in the Global South


Dr. Swarna Rajagopalan, Visiting Professor, Krea University
Sri City


Dr. Daniela Perrotta, Universidad Nacional de las Artes
Azcuénaga 1129
Buenos Aires C1115AAG

Board Member

Prof. Mariel Renée Lucero Baigorria, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina, mariel_lucero@yahoo.com.ar
Dr. Yasmine Hasnaoui, American International University, Kuwait, hasnaouielyasmine@gmail.com
Dr. Amanda Gouws, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, ag1@sun.ac.za



Recognised as study group in 1988; granted research committee status in 1992; changed name from "Women and Politics in Developing Nations" to "Women and Politics in the Global South" in December 2015.


Focus on the process of development, issues of gender-inequality, political regimes, the inter-play of micro-political processes, representation, decision making, the allocation of resources, democratisation and the removal of iniquitous relationships at all levels.

The committee has, to date, paid particular attention to the issues of women, debt and structural adjustment, women and the environment, women in the democratisation process and debt and structural adjustment: impact on women; ethnic conflict and women’s human rights. The committee is currently undertaking a special study on women’s leadership in economic institutions.



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