Deeplina Banerjee

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Location: London, Ontario

Tell us about your work on WPS

My work lies at the intersection of gender, international development, foreign and public policy, and peace and conflict studies. I am studying Canada’s response to the Rohingya genocide particularly meeting the needs of SGBV survivors.

Share a highlight of your work on WPS issues

During my recent visit to Dhaka I had the opportunity to meet the staff at the Canadian High Commission as well as the High Commissioner Dr. Lilly Nicholls with whom I shared early findings and recommendations from my doctoral research. My recommendations included ways in which the Canadian government can better support the needs of Rohingya women living in the refugee camps in Cox Bazaar and facilitate post-conflict reconstruction for the Rohingya people.

Who do you admire in the WPS field?

I admire Laura Shepherd for her work on the practical implications for WPS.

If you could make one recommendation for the next National Action Plan on WPS, what would it be?

To dedicate more focus on intersectionality and to include voices of women from the global south.