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invited talks



Critical Muslim x 2

Innovative childcare initiatives for women's economic empowerment

Oxfam side event at Skoll World Forum, 2017

[with D. Chopra, P. Ekeoba, R. Moussie and M. Sherpa], Gender & Development, 22:3

2016          'Men, equality and unpaid care', MenCare Webinar, 30 June 2016


2016          ‘Unpaid care and domestic work’, Progressio's International Women's Day event, 3 March 2016


2014          ‘Unpaid Care Work and Girl’s Economic Empowerment’, Keynote speech, 2014 International Colloquium ‘Childhood in Feminine: Girls’, University of Barcelona, 3 December 2014Okey Ndibe in Conversation with bookshy, University of Sussex, November 2014


2014          ‘What are the impacts of cooking with solid fuels on the health, safety and economic opportunities of women and girls?’, Clean Cooking Conference, WHO, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and DFID, 1 May 2014



2016          Class Distinctions in Women’s Experience of Achieving a Work-Life Balance: Paid Domestic Workers and their Employers in Lagos, Nigeria, Development Studies Association Conference, September 2016

2015          ‘Gender and Inclusive Urbanisation: a focus on care and violence’, From Urban Exclusion to Inclusive Urbanisation: A Workshop, Hosted by UNFPA, IIED and IDS, 29 October 2015


2015          Chair - ‘Social Reproduction, Care and Women’s Economic Empowerment: New Framing and Research to support Claimsmaking’, Gender Equality in Challenging Time, 24th International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Conference, Berlin School of Economics and Law, July 2015


2015          [with Valentina Utari, Sohela Naneen, and Deepta Chopra] ‘Making care visible: Advocating for public policy change of unpaid care work in Bangladesh and Indonesia’, Gender Relations and Rising Inequalities Conference, University of East Anglia, 6 July 2015

2014          ‘Public Policies and an Agenda of Care: The Case of Nepal’, The British Association of South Asian Studies Annual Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London, 4 April 2014


2014          [with IDS] Myth and Reality: New Alliances to Challenge Stereotypes and Build Gender Equality Beyond 2015, NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York, 12 March 2014


2014          ‘Bringing the Bosses Back In: Employer Control and Domestic Work’, The Research Seminar in Cities, Space and Development, London School of Economics, London, England, 29 October 2013


2013          ‘Reflections on Researching Domestic Workers in Lagos, Nigeria’, LSE Africa Seminar Series, London School of Economics, London, England, 14 November 2013


2011          [with Global One 2015] ‘Maternal Health in Nigeria’ Houses of Parliament, London, England, 20 July 2011

Qualitative research on the impacts of social protection on rural women's economic empowerment - The Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme: Country Case Study Report (2017)

FAO, (FAO: Rome)

Emergency cash transfers and women's economic empowerment in post-earthquake Nepal (2017)

IIED Working Paper, (IIED: London)

Cash transfers during urban crises: lessons for women's economic empowerment (2017)

IIED Briefing Paper, (IIED: London)

Scoping Study on Customary Law and Women's Entrepreneurship (2017)

[with L. MacLean], BERF Evidence and Learning Note, (BERF: London)

Connecting Unpaid and Paid Care Work to Progress Gender Equality (2017)

IDS Policy Briefing, 130 (IDS: Brighton)

Building Alliances to Address Sexual and

Gender-based Violence (2015) 

IDS Policy Briefing, 105 (IDS: Brighton)


'They call me warrior': The legacy of conflict and the struggle to end sexual and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone (2015)

[with E. Mills, J.L Diggins and T. Mackieu], IDS Evidence Report, 155 (IDS: Brighton)

'Who Cares': Reflections on the International-level Advocacy Work of the Unpaid Care Work Programme (2012 - 2015)

[with D. Chopra], IDS Evidence Report, 157 (IDS: Brighton)

Making Care Visible: Influencing Story on Policy Change on Unpaid Care Work (2015)

[with S. Nazneen and V. Utari], IDS (IDS: Brighton)


Unpaid Care Work Programme: Uganda Progress Report (2012-14) (2015)

[with H. M. Apila], IDS Evidence Report, 126 (IDS: Brighton)


Engaging Men and Boys to End Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Sierra Leone: A Stakeholder Mapping Report, June 2014 (2015)

[with E. Mills and J. Diggins], IDS Evidence Report, 110 (IDS:Brighton)


Men in Collective Action on SGBV in Kenya: A Case Study (2014)

[with J. Edström, C. Izugbara, P.E Otieno, M. Granvik and S. Matindi], IDS Evidence Report, 70 (IDS: Brighton)


The Shifting Roles of Men in Collective Action on SGBV in Kenya: Report of a Movement and Influence Mapping Workshop, Nairobi, 3-5 July 2013 (2014)

[with J. Edström, C. Murgor, P.E. Otieno and C. Izugbara),IDS Evidence Report, 62 (IDS: Brighton)

Unpaid Care Work Programme: Nepal Progress Report (2012-13) (2014)

[with D. Chopra], IDS Evidence Report, 54 (IDS: Brighton)


Country Progress Report (2012-2013): Nigeria (2013)

[with D. Chopra], IDS Evidence Report, 46 (IDS: Brighton)

Blog Posts

Cash transfers in urban crises: do they work for women? (2017)

IIED Urban Matters

Do more equitable divisions of caregiving contribute to lower rates of violence against women or children? (2015)

IDS Interactions


A timely report on fatherhood and caregiving (2015)

IDS Interactions 


Advocating for Care in the post-2015 agenda (2015)

IDS Blogs


Uncomfortable Spaces of Privilege’: Reflecting on the ‘Undressing Patriarchy, Redressing Inequalities Symposium (2013)

IDS Participation, Power and Social Change Blog


Reflections on Researching Domestic Workers in Lagos, Nigeria (2013)

Africa at LSE Blog

Church attacks in Northern Nigeria have added a new and bloody dimension to the intractable conflict with Boko Haram (2012)

Africa at LSE Blog


Domestic Workers in Nigeria (2012)

Natural Nigerian

Policing African Women’s Dress (2012)

Gender Across Borders


"Ungodly, Morally and Religiously Unacceptable": Homosexuality in Nigeria (2012)

Gender Across Borders


Beyond Numbers: Women’s Political Marginalisation in Nigeria (2012)

Gender Across Borders


Welcome to Lagos: A documentary that’s well overdue (2011)

The Global Urbanist

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