In order to achieve a more even and equitable distribution of goods, capital, or food, development policies and strategies are not enough. It is necessary to ensure policy coherence in all areas that have any influence on the development field or the development of “developing countries”.
– Maja Ladić on development policies
Maja Ladić graduated in 2010 at the Faculty of social sciences (political science – international relations) in Ljubljana. She received an award from the Professor Klinar Fund for her final thesis Social inclusion/exclusion of Roma with an emphasis on the education of Roma in Prekmurje. During her studies, she was already interested in human rights, protection of minorities, ethnic discrimination, ethnic conflicts, social inclusion, gender equality, development and development cooperation. She is continuing her education in this direction – as a PhD student of developmental studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.
In 2008 she started working at the Peace Institute on different projects dealing with human rights, minorities, migrations, gender, (in)equality, development and development cooperation. As a volunteer she travelled to Rwanda in 2009 where she implemented needs-assessment in the local community. Based on those results new projects were then planned. Fieldwork and the connections with the local partner and local population got under her skin and since then she has been a coordinator / leader of development projects in Rwanda. She also strives to raise public awareness about development topics also in Slovenia and to have fair and equal relationship with the local partner (for example: to give Rwandan colleagues an opportunity to travel to Slovenia). With a PhD in development studies she hopes to upgrade and improve her experience and knowledge she obtained through fieldwork and development projects, which also provide an important added value to the empirical part of her doctoral dissertation.
RefugeeAction II: Advocacy for inclusive asylum and migration policies, Integration of refugees, Education and Awareness-raising on migration causes for general public
To contribute to a more open and just society in which refugees would feel welcome and accepted as equal members of the society.
- Sustainable. Local. Global.
- WANNE – We all need new engagement
- Education and economic empowerment of vulnerable groups of women in Rwanda
- GEAR: Global Education and Active Response for the Protection of Human Rights, Inclusion and Democratic Values in Intercultural Societies
- Developing bystander responses to sexual harassment among young people
- RefugeeAction II: Advocacy for inclusive asylum and migration policies, Integration of refugees, Education and Awareness-raising on migration causes for general public
- NGO consortium: With global learning to global goals!
- Workshops on hate speech and migrations
- National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM). Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection
- RefugeeAction: Monitoring of Refugee Policies, Provision of Information and Tackling Xenophobia
- Obtaining Political Equality by New Names – OPENN
- Knowledge Pays (Off): With Education and (Economic) Empowerment of Women Towards Gender Equality in Rwanda
- The Erased: Towards Justice and Accountability
- Mapping of Stateless Persons in Slovenia
- Nyamirambo Women’s Center – Women for Women
- CoMiDe – Consistency of Migration and Development Policy
- Cross-Border Experience: The Interfaces of the EU and the SEE Countries Enhancing a Successful Enlargement Process
- NWC sustainability – socioeconomic engagement and poverty reduction in local community Nyamirambo in Kigali
- The Erased: Remedying Human Rights Violations
- Empowering Nyamirambo Women’s Center
The goal is to present facts, explain changes in state policies and procedures used to “process” the refugees, and to analyse state, media and the general public’s responses.