Practitioner Profile: Tara Cookson and Lorena Fuentes

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In honor of International Women’s Day, ATHA is speaking to women all over the world who work to advance equality for women and girls.

In this episode we speak with the founders of Ladysmith, a feminist venture for gender equality. Guided by the principle “no research about us, without us,” Ladysmith helps international development organizations produce, analyze and take action on gender data. 
Co-Founder and Director, Dr. Tara Cookson, earned her PhD from the University of Cambridge and will release her book, Unjust Conditions: Women’s Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs in May 2018. Co-Founder and Principal, Dr. Lorena Fuentes, earned her PhD from the University of London, Birkbeck, as a School of Social Sciences Fellow and as Chair of the Gender & Social Policy in Latin America Academic Working Group. Her recent research analyzes how gender norms shape and constrain policy interventions around gender-based violence and insecurity.
You can learn more about Ladysmith here:
Additional Resources: 

Mujeres Transformando el Mundo video footage from one of the prominent trials known as "Caso Sepur Zarco":

UN Women, "Sepur Zarco: In pursuit of truth, justice, and now reparations," October 22, 2017:

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