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Do trade shocks affect conflict? The evidence on this question has so far focused mainly on commodity price shocks. This seminar moves beyond this focus and uses data from the entire export and import baskets to examine whether changes in Palestinian trade in the second half of the 1990s affected the intensity of the subsequent Palestinian uprising (‘second Intifada’).
The Role of Social and Political Action in Advancing Women’s Rights, Empowerment, and Accountability to Women
Published by: IDS
Through the lens of four case studies focused on women’s political participation (Palestine and Sierra Leone), and the passage of domestic violence law (Brazil and South Africa), this paper looks at the role of social and political action in advancing women’s rights.
Since 2008 Russell has worked for DFID documenting the impact of the UK’s overseas aid in developing countries around the world.