Punam Yadav is a Research Fellow in Gender and Disasters in the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London. Prior to taking this appointment (in April 2018) Punam was a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Gender Studies and Research Fellow in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Punam first joined the Centre as a Visiting Fellow in September 2015 and in January 2016 joined the teaching team for the postgraduate course 'Women, Peace and Security' (GI425). During her time as Research Fellow she worked on 'Gender and New Wars' with Professor Christine Chinkin and Professor Mary Kaldor.
Prior to joining LSE Punam was part-time lecturer at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney. She started her professional career as a development practitioner in Nepaland worked for over ten years with various International and National NGOs in Nepal, Thailand, Australia and the UK.
Dr Yadav's research interests include gender and development, women, peace and security, gender and social transformation, gender and post-conflict transformation, impacts of conflict on women including sexual violence, gender and transitional justice, gender and post-conflict reconstruction, gender and conflict-induced internal displacement, conflict sensitive programme management, gender and development, gender and social inclusion, gender analysis, gender planning and gender mainstreaming, women's reproductive health and rights, sex-selective abortion, and abortion rights, South Asia and Nepal.
Peer Reviewed Article
- Women in the Parliament: Changing Gender Dynamics in the Political Sphere in Nepal. In. Nizam Ahmed (eds.), Women in Governing Institutions in South Asia – Parliament, Civil Service and Local Government. Cham: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017, 79-96.
- Women in the Parliament: Changing Gender Dynamics in the Political Sphere in Nepal, Nizam Ahmed (ed.), Women in Governing Institutions in South Asia – Parliament, Civil Service and Local Government, Delhi: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.
- Examining post-CPA Nepal from gender perspective, Pankaj Adhikari, Subhash Ghimire & Vidyadhar Mallik (eds.) Nepal Transition to Peace: A Decade of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (2006-2016), Kathmandu: Nepal Transition to Peace Institute (NTTP-I), 2016, 488-502.
- 1325- is that a taxi number? Implementation of the National Action Plan on 1325 and 1820 in Nepal, number 4/2017, LSE Women, Peace and Security working paper series, 1-12.
- Can IDP women in the entertainment sector be part of the WPS agenda? LSE Women, Peace and Security blog, 28 September 2017
- Do Women Benefit from War?, PeaceWrites, Issue 2013/1, May 2011, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney. Available at https://sydney.edu.au/arts/peace_conflict/docs/PeaceWrites_May_2013.pdf
- No more suffering in silence: in solidarity with VAW movement in Nepal and India, Nepali Advocates, 5 January 2013.
- Peace-building? Are you Kidding!!!, Nepali Advocates, published in two parts, 13 and 14 August 2012 (also available from Authorme.com http://www.author-me.com/nonfiction/peacebuilding.html)
- Widow Marriage - Celebration or Interrogation?, Nepali Advocates, 30 July 2012
- Body Politics, PeaceWrites, issue 2012/1, May 2012, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, available at http://sydney.edu.au/arts/peace_conflict/publications/PW_May_12.pdf
- Whose Agenda?, PeaceWrites, issue 2011/2, October 2011, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, available at http://sydney.edu.au/arts/peace_conflict/publications/PW_May_12.pdf