Aleisha Ebrahimi receives research award at the 6th World Conference on Women’s Studies
22 September 2020
UCL Laws PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow Aleisha Ebrahimi received an award for her paper on infant feeding in refugee camps as a matter of international human rights law.
Aleisha Ebrahimi, PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow at UCL Laws, has received an award for her research presented at the 6th World Conference on Women’s Studies. She has since been invited to act as co-editor of a special edition of the Journal of International Women’s Studies.
Aleisha’s paper critically analyses infant feeding in refugee camps as a matter of international human rights law. She proposes a more robust framework in order to realise the rights of vulnerable women and children.
The conference was due to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka but took place online on 27-28 July 2020 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference discussed the current global health crisis, highlighting societies’ many structural inequalities rooted in socio-cultural, political, legal and economic systems. Over sixty papers were presented and Aleisha presented within the ‘Legal Remedies and Implementing Law’ technical session.