Past Event


Destined to Fail? How violence against women is undoing development

16 February 2012 17:00–18:30

Chichester Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex

Zohra Moosa, Women’s Rights Advisor at ActionAid UK and IDS alumni will delivered the Sussex Development Lecture on Thursday 16 February.

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty organisation headquartered in South Africa which works with the world’s poorest people in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Zohra leads on women’s rights-related research and policy development in the UK office where she authored ‘Destined to fail? How violence against women is undoing development’ (pdf).

Prior to this role, Zohra was Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer at the Fawcett Society where she ran Seeing Double, a national programme on the needs and priorities of ethnic minority women in the UK. Her publications include ‘Lifts and Ladders: resolving ethnic minority women’s exclusion from power’ and ‘Poverty Pathways: ethnic minority women’s livelihoods’.

Zohra joined Fawcett from her role as Senior Policy Advisor to the Director of Strategy and Communications at the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE).

She is a Trustee of the Gender and Development Network and of Sophia Forum and can be found blogging at The F-Word.


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