(The Humanitarian Social Network)
Hi Marisa! :)
I work at an organization in Brazil that has just recently started to address gender as part a broader development agenda, particularly aiming to increase girl's participation into activities that are often consider as "masculine only" (some types of sports). Although I am not the one directly involved with the activities, I do help the group plan and monitor the results of their work. Perhaps I might be able to help you somehow.
Drop me a message! :)
I am an academic studying gender and development among aid workers. I am happy to be interviewed but I don't think I'm what you're looking for.
I would be keen to see the results of this research when you're done. Are you going to post them on the web anywhere, or can I get them from somewhere else?
Yeah, I'm hoping to interview professionals rather than researchers, but thanks a ton for the offer!
If you're researching a similar question, would you have time to suggest a couple of important authors/papers? I'm just starting out with the background and I'm still feeling a bit lost...
There really isn't much that's been published on women aid workers. I have conducted an exhaustive search of the literature and haven't come across anything that specifically focuses on this topic. So its a great thing to be researching.
The closest thing to what you're looking for might be this: http://urgentactionfund.org/assets/files/Resiste/Resiste-Final-Web.pdf
Its a publication about the experiences of women human rights defenders.
I'd love to see the results when you're done. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org