From human numbers to human rights and back:Demographic security and women's rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

"This research will explore the contemporary emergence of "demographic security policies" in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and its potential impact on women's current and future reproductive rights in the region. Through para-ethnography, it aims to explore the genealogy of the concept of demographic security, why it has taken particular hold in this region and how it continues to evolve. It will also examine human rights based approaches to women's sexual and reproductive health being implemented in this context and whether this could provide an alternative approach to addressing the regions particular population dynamics. Finally, through working with partners and collaborators it will attempt to forge a common analytical exchange around the ever evolving pronatalist population policies in the region.

PhD Director(s):
Aditya Bharadwaj
Jury member(s): Shalini Randeria

 Record created 2017-05-11, last modified 2018-01-29

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