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 travelled to Rwanda, where she conducted the analysis of needs of women in the local environment of Nyamirambo in Kigali. Based on this analysis, further projects were planned which focused on the gender equality, women’s rights, empowerment and education of women. Maja travelled 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. In 2020 she successfully defended her PhD dissertation The inclusion of gender dimension in the development strategies of developing countries: The case of Rwanda. She is the author 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 organized several public events, lectures or workshops in schools and faculties.


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