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Bangladeshi LSE professor among most influential people in gender policy

  • Published at 09:39 pm May 30th, 2019
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The list, compiled by magazine Apolitical, celebrates politicians, civil servants, academics and activists who have been driving change all around the world

Naila Kabeer, professor of gender and development at London School of Economics LSE, has been named one of the 100 most influential people in gender policy for 2019.

The list, compiled by magazine Apolitical, celebrates politicians, civil servants, academics and activists who have been driving change all around the world. This is the second consecutive year that Professor Kabeer has appeared on the list. 

This year, she is named alongside Michelle Obama, founder of the Girls Opportunity Alliance, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation, and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, associate justice of the US Supreme Court. 

Professor Naila Kabeer said: “I have always wanted my work to speak to what is happening in the ‘real’ world. So I am naturally honoured to be named as an academic who has had some influence in shaping policies to promote gender justice.”

Naila Kabeer is professor of Gender and Development at the Department of Gender Studies and Department of International Development at LSE, and president of the International Association of Feminist Economics, committed to its goal of making economics more relevant to the everyday lives of people of all ages across the world. 

Her research interests include gender, poverty, social exclusion, labour markets and livelihoods, social protection and citizenship and much of her research is focused on South and South East Asia. She has authored several books on gender, including “The quest for national identity: Women, Islam and the state in Bangladesh”, “The power to choose: Bangladeshi women and labour market decisions in London and Dhaka” among several others.

The 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy is curated from nominations from thousands of gender experts from leading organizations, including the United Nations, Women Deliver, Women in Global Health, The World Bank, Women for Climate Justice and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.