Professor Mazurana is Associate Professor and Research Director at the Feinstein International Famine Center, Tufts University. Mazurana’s areas of speciality include women’s human rights, war-affected children and youth, armed conflict, and peacekeeping. Mazurana is a primary author of Women, Peace and Security: Study of the United Nations Secretary-General as Pursuant Security Council Resolution 1325 (United Nations 2002), and is co-author of After the Taliban: Life and Security in Rural Afghanistan (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), and Where are the Girls? Girls in Fighting Forces in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone and Mozambique (Rights and Democracy, 2004). She has published over 60 scholarly and policy books and essays in numerous languages.
Mazurana works with a variety of governments, UN agencies, human rights and child protection organizations regarding improving efforts to assist youth and women affected by armed conflict, including those associated with fighting forces. She has written and developed training materials regarding gender, human rights, armed conflict, and post-conflict periods for civilian, police, and military peacekeepers involved in UN and NATO operations. In conjunction with international human rights groups, she wrote materials now widely used to assist in documenting human rights abuses against women and girls during conflict and post-conflict reconstruction periods. She has also worked with international NGOs an the ICRC to dialogue with leaders of armed opposition groups worldwide to help strengthen and promote their adherence to international humanitarian and human rights law. Her research focuses on the experiences of armed conflict on youth combatants and civilians populations and their efforts for justice and peace. She has worked in
Afghanistan, the Balkans, and southern, west and east Africa. Her current research focuses on Uganda, South Sudan and Angola.
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