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Elaine Mercer - Editorial and Multimedia Convenor

Knowledge Mobilisation and Impact; Gender and Sexuality
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Elaine develops multimedia and editorial products and impact strategies, and has worked with various IDS teams across themes including the gender, nutrition, food security, climate change, governance and health. These products are aimed at influencing and facilitating the work of international development policy makers and practitioners. Outputs produced range from audiovisual, print, online, audio and visual.

Her background is in social anthropology and has previously worked with international women's rights, gender and sexuality focused NGOs. She also has experience in using participatory methods to create media outputs, which has included managing and facilitating digital storytelling and participatory video workshops.

This BRIDGE Cutting Edge Programme on Gender and Food Security makes the case for a new, gender-aware understanding of food security, arguing that partial, apolitical and gender-blind diagnoses of the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is leading to insufficient policy responses and the failure to realise the right to food for all people.

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The 27-month 'Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: successes, challenges and lessons for women's economic empowerment programmes and policies' project aims to create knowledge about how women's economic empowerment (WEE) policy and programming can generate paid work that empowers women and provides more support for their unpaid care work responsibilities.

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