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Mariz Tadros - Research Fellow

Power and Popular Politics; Conflict and Violence
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E: m.tadros@ids.ac.uk

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Mariz Tadros is a IDS research fellow specialising in the politics and human development of the Middle East. Areas of specialisation include democratisation, Islamist politics, gender, sectarianism, human security and religion and development.

Mariz is also Co-Leader of the Power and Popular Politics Cluster.

Prior to joining IDS Mariz was an assistant professor of political science at the American University in Cairo, where she taught development studies for many years at an undergraduate and graduate level.

For almost ten years, Mariz worked as a journalist for the English language newspaper Al-Ahram Weekly where she published over 300 articles on a variety of subjects including civil society, women in Egypt and the Arab region, poverty and social justice. She has extensive experience as a development practitioner and worked as a consultant for many international organisations including the Ford Foundation. Mariz obtained her doctorate from Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford in 2004.

Since joining IDS, she has been involved in leading several multidisciplinary, multi-country initiatives including one on women and politics and one on gender and religion.

Mariz is author of two books:

Our goal is to enable stronger leadership for working with boys and men to promote gender equality. We will do this by gathering, inter-relating and analysing evidence and lessons. These will be strategically disseminated in targeted and accessible formats for improved learning, policy and practice.

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To support Cairo University in establishing and offering a full one-year accredited Professional Diploma or MA in Gender Studies.

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The aim of this cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation is to strengthen their Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Government Network's understanding, learning, and policy engagement in decentralised and democratic local governance.

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This project is part of the Gender, Power and Sexuality Programme, funded by Sida. The project is working on two parallel initiatives, firstly, exploring political empowerment programmes for women and secondly, engaging with the international community to challenge and expose gendered forms of violence, particularly when this is politically motivated.

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Pathways is a research and communication programme which seeks to discover where women are achieving real gains despite or because of policy and practice. It looks at how this has happened, and aims to make these pathways visible so that we can build on these revealed successes.

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The Power, Violence, Citizenship and Agency (PVCA) project is an action research project designed by researchers at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and carried out with a number of institutional partners.

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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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A new partnership between the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and IDS has been formed with the aim of supporting SDC’s ‘Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance Network’ (DLGN) between 2012 and 2014. IDS’ contribution will seek to improve DLGN’s effectiveness and impact of policy strategies and operations.

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IDS publications on international development research

Why does the world ignore violence against Arab women in public spaces?

The 16-day anti-violence campaign refers to the state's responsibility in perpetuating violence, and justifiably so: the dysfunctional role of the police in protecting women from violence on the streets of Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Iraq is a flagrant violation of their most basic citizenship rights. More details

IDS publications on international development research

From Secular Reductionism to Religious Essentialism

The changing dynamics of engaging with the intersections of religion and gender through feminist praxis More details

This is the cover to IDS Working Paper 456, 'Decrypting Copts’ Perspectives on Communal Relations in Contemporary Egypt through Vernacular Politics 
(2013–2014)'.

Decrypting Copts’ Perspectives on Communal Relations in Contemporary Egypt through Vernacular Politics (2013–2014)

IDS Working Paper 456 (2015)

The study of vernacular allows for an examination of multiple forms of citizen voice, agency and embedded relations that contribute to understandings of securities and insecurities in highly distinct ways. More details

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Sexuality, Development and Islamophilia in the Arab Uprisings: The Missing Links

Social justice that inspired ­millions to take to the streets of Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya More details

This is the cover for IDS Bulletin 45.5, 'Localising Governance'.

Localising Governance

IDS Bulletin 45.5 (2014)

Drawing on different perspectives, this IDS Bulletin takes a fresh look at how local governance 'really' works and how it could become more accountable, effective and legitimate to support development that favours poor and marginalised people. More details