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Dr Rebecca Barlow

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Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Rebecca has dedicated her academic and professional life to the study and promotion of women's empowerment, specialising in women's leadership. Rebecca is a published author with Melbourne University Publishing, Routledge, and in a range of academic journals for the humanities, including Human Rights Quarterly and Oxford's Journal of Human Rights Practice. Since 2017 Rebecca has led the design, implementation, and evaluation of leadership courses for senior women leaders from Indonesia for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In 2007 Rebecca was one of only four early career researchers selected globally to act as Rapporteur at the Nobel Women's Initiative's first international conference Women Redefining Peace in the Middle East and Beyond (Galway, Ireland).

Outside academia, Rebecca has worked for the Victorian Local Governance Association, where she played a key role in the production of From Compliance to Culture: A Toolkit for Local Governments to Implement the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. She has also interned and acted as Consultant for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch, where she worked with a team to implement the United Nations Global Forum of Faith-based Organisations in Population and Development (Istanbul, Turkey, 2008).

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Knowledge areas

Human rights

Women's leadership

The United Nations treaty system

Publications

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2018

Top-down or bottom-up? Towards a theory of change for human rights practice in Iran

R Barlow, Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2018), pp. 3-24, Human rights and agents of change in Iran: towards a theory of change, Singapore, B1

chapter

Intersecting issues and their implications for human rights practice in Iran

R Barlow, Shahram Akbarzadeh

(2018), pp. 179-203, Human rights and agents of change in Iran: towards a theory of change, Singapore, B1

chapter

Secular and Islamic feminist work to increase parliamentary representation in Iran: towards an alliance?

R Barlow

(2018), pp. 105-126, Human rights and agents of change in Iran, Singapore, B1

chapter
2012

The institutionalisation of political Islam in Iran

R Barlow, S Akbarzadeh

(2012), pp. 142-153, Routledge handbook of political Islam, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter
2008

Shirin Ebadi and the question of women's human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran: reform or reconstruction?

R Barlow

(2008), pp. 21-44, Islam and the question of reform: critical voices from Muslim communities, Carlton, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Women's rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran: the contribution of secular-oriented feminism

R Barlow

(2008), pp. 33-51, Islam and human rights in practice, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

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