Dr Sarah Field
10:15am, Parallel Sessions, Reflections on experience of promoting a gender equality action plan in University College Cork.
Sarah M. Field has a blend of applied and academic experience supporting the fulfilment of international human rights law through international research and legal advocacy projects. She has global experience supporting domestic knowledge and practice of international human rights law, with a specific focus on equality and non-discrimination, within varied jurisdictions of Europe, eastern and southern Africa and the Asia and Pacific regions. In this capacity, she has worked with the International Labour Office (at Headquarters (Geneva, Switzerland), the Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (Bangkok Thailand) and Area Office for Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe (Lusaka, Zambia)) and The African Child Policy Forum (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) amongst other international organisations. A particular professional interest is — informing and influencing respect for international human rights law within the staged process of peacemaking. It is undergirded by knowledge of international human rights law within the converging contexts of emergencies, threats to international peace and security and non/international armed conflict. And it is shaped by a vision of the possibilities for rights-based transformation ‘in’ and ‘through’ peacemaking, born of interrogations of peace processes from a human rights perspective. Sarah has an LLB from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from University College Cork, Ireland. She is presently a National Project Coordinator of the cross-European GENOVATE Project at University College Cork, Ireland and blogs occasionally at rights-streams.com.