Webinar Invitation: Al-Shabaab’s Gendered Economy — 29 June 2021
Dr Orly Stern is a researcher, consultant and lawyer, focusing on armed conflict, gender, violent extremism and law. Orly has worked and researched in countries including Somalia, Iraq, northern Nigeria, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Jordan, Uganda and South Africa. She had consulted for various international organizations, research institutions and NGOs, and has published extensively in her field.
She holds a PhD in international humanitarian law from the London School of Economics, and a Masters in international human rights law from Harvard Law School. She is currently a visiting fellow of practice with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. She has held a senior fellowship with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and has taught international criminal law at the University of Cape Town. Her book, ‘Gender, Conflict and International Humanitarian Law: A Critique of the Principle of Distinction’, was awarded the International Committee of the Red Cross’ inaugural prize for best published work on international humanitarian law in Africa.
Links to other papers written by Dr Orly on women and al-Shabaab:
Married in the Shadows: The Wives of al-Shabaab
The Invisible Women of al-Shabaab