Maja Ladić, PhD


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

Since 2011 Maja Ladić has been employed at the Peace Institute where she leads various research and action projects in the fields of human rights, migration, asylum, gender equality, global learning and development cooperation. In 2009, as a student volunteer, she traveled to Rwanda, where she conducted the needs analysis of women in the local environment of Nyamirambo in Kigali. Based on this analysis, further projects were planned and very soon she took over the fundraising and management of these projects as well. Most of the projects in Rwanda, which focused on the gender equality, women’s rights, empowerment and education of women, take place within the framework of Slovenian development cooperation. Maja traveled to Rwanda nine times since 2009 and spent more than seven months there. Working on the mentioned projects, continuous return to the same environment and a good social network in Rwanda contributed to the decision for doctoral studies and enabled the implementation of her field research. She is the author of an original scientific paper: Listening to the subaltern in Rwanda: bottom-up gender perspectives on development concepts and co-author of several scientific and professional articles, mainly on the topics covered in her doctoral dissertation and topics related to migration, refugees and human rights. In last years she attended several (scientific) conferences and also organized several public events, lectures or workshops in schools and faculties on migration, asylum, refugees, human rights, gender equality and development cooperation in relation to Rwanda. End of May 2020 she successfully defended her PhD dissertation The inclusion of gender dimension in the development strategies of developing countries: The case of Rwanda.



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