About Me: Hello! I am a feminist environmentalist working for gender equality in international development. Though I worked for almost a decade in the U.S. as a lobbyist and organizer for women's organizations and then for development NGOs outside the U.S., currently, my main project is earning a PhD in comparative politics and international development at the School of International Service (SIS) at the American University in Washington, DC.

My research focuses on how "post-conflict" and other "transitioning" states hold themselves accountable to their commitments to gender equitable governance, examining gender mainstreaming in government ministries as my cases. Though my own work focuses on Cambodia and Rwanda, I am interested in how these processes are implemented and how civil servants perceive them in any country. Do government workers perceive gender equality efforts as an imposition of donors or other "outsiders"? Do civil servants feel a sense of accountability to citizens for gender equitable service provision? Do they feel they need to be accountable only to their bosses and higher levels of government? What kinds of accountability mechanisms work for ensuring follow-through on government commitments? Does NGO advocacy and monitoring make a difference?

I will be working on this project for several years to come, so I always have room for input and suggestions!

My Passions: fashion, eating healthy tasty food, my family and friends

My Challenges: limiting the scope of my research and writing

My Vision for the Future: a world in which men are fully women's partners

My Areas of Expertise: gender mainstreaming, gender assessments and evaluation

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Hi Sharon,

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I look forward to hearing your voice in the community! This may not help you "limit the scope of your research," but have you focused at all on the state of gender equality in post-conflict Nepal?

In friendship,

Stephanie

Virtuous woman, Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 180 countries. We are delighted to have you join this noble cause of speaking the voiceless women all over the world. Feel free to explore the different forums that this community offers. You can join different groups from the group directory so as to engage in different discussions about different topics. You can also check out various job and training opportunities in the resource exchange link plus so much more that you will discover as you explore this community. I look forward to hearing your voice in the community! In friendship,

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Dear Sharon ,

Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of women from all parts of the world.

Please explore the site to meet the women and also find the groups of your interest.

In friendship,

Nusrat