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Elizabeth Mills - Research Fellow

(on leave 12/09/2016 - 11/09/2019)

Gender and Sexuality
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E: e.mills@ids.ac.uk

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Administrator:
Parveen Mungroo

Google Scholar URL:
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Elizabeth Mills, originally trained as a social anthropologist in South Africa at the University of Cape Town, has historically pursued an interest in the relationship between gender, citizenship and health. She completed her MPhil at the University of Cambridge and her PhD at the University of Sussex.

Her research, largely in Southern Africa and Latin America, lies at the interface of political and medical anthropology. It has explored women's embodiment of HIV and AIDS biomedicine and how this affected their perception of and political engagement with actors in a global network that governed the development and distribution of AIDS biomedical technologies. Formerly the Deputy Director of the AIDS and Society Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, Elizabeth engaged with and informed policy processes, managed large inter-disciplinary and multi-country research teams, and conducted and published qualitative and quantitative research.

Elizabeth's research interests include the political economy of gender and global health, women's political participation in post-conflict regions, and legal and policy strategies for addressing discrimination related to sexuality. She has published on poverty reduction strategies; unemployment and social welfare; women's contributions to transitional justice; sexuality and HIV; conflict and sexual violence; gender and health citizenship; and the anthropology of biomedicine and plural health systems.

Currently, Elizabeth convenes the Sexuality, Poverty and Law Programme in IDS and conducts research on gender, health, citizenship and masculinities in West and Southern Africa.

Providing an in-depth understanding of determinants of domestic violence in Ghana, to strengthen advocacy and advance legal, policy and programmatic interventions aimed at countering domestic violence in Ghana.

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This programme will assess the impact of new interventions and policy options across a range of policy areas.

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The aim of the Rapid Response Briefings (RRB) series is to support governments and development agencies in responding quickly to rapidly emerging phenomena and unexpected global events and understanding the impact they may have on development policy, practice and outcomes.

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Avenues for Donors to Promote Sexuality and Gender Justice

IDS Policy Briefing 120 (2016)

Donor agencies agree that addressing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI) is not only an important human rights issue but is also integral to efforts to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable development. More details

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Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What's Law Got to Do with It?

Edited Collection (2016)

The contributions to this Edited Collection reveal the complexity of the deceptively simple question posed by its title: Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s Law Got to Do With It? More details

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Religion, Gender and Sexuality Workshop Report: 1–5 June 2015, Garden Court Hotel, Eastgate, Johannesburg

IDS Evidence Report 162 (2015)

Religious doctrine shapes and informs decision-making at the individual and collective levels, and sexuality and gender rights advocates must therefore work with faith-based organisations and religious activists to challenge harmful and discriminatory sexuality and gender norms and practices. More details

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‘They Call Me Warrior’: The Legacy of Conflict and the Struggle to End Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Sierra Leone

IDS Evidence Report 155 (2015)

A relatively small country with just over 6 million people, Sierra Leone has been the focus of considerable public and policy attention because of the recent Ebola epidemic and, before that, the decade-long civil war. Given the concern with finding ways to ‘build Sierra Leone differently’ in the post-Ebola context (IDS 2015), this paper considers some of the legacies of the country’s history. More details

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‘Leave No One Behind’: Gender, Sexuality and the Sustainable Development Goals

IDS Evidence Report 154 (2015)

In an unprecedented move to eradicate disease, poverty and hunger, world leaders joined together in 2000 to sign into life the hotly contested but broadly agreed upon Millennium Development Goal (MDG) framework. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Reducing Inequalities.