Claire McMahon

Claire McMahon

Claire is finishing her MSc in International Development at the University of Edinburgh and previously obtained bachelor's degrees in anthropology and international policy from Pacific University in Oregon. Currently, she is based in Nepal where she is doing a study on women's workloads and the gendered division of labor in the context of community forestry. She has previously completed research in Trinidad and Tobago regarding indigenous experiences and discrimination. She has particular interests in gender and social inclusion, development policy, aid structures, and seeks to understand the nuances around critical development issues. You can connect with Claire on linkedin here: www.linkedin.com/in/clairemcmahon94
    • Young mother with children at Nyamebekyere clinic in Ghana. Source: Flickr

      The importance of family planning

      If you are a woman of reproductive age, there is a 64 percent chance that you use some form of contraception. In Europe, this figure is 80 percent, while in the United States, latest statistics reveal that there is approximately a 62 percent chance you are using contraception. While...
    • Nepal’s forest women on the periphery

      Sabitra wakes up with the sun at 5 am. Her husband, children and in-laws sleep. She heads outside to start her chores for the day, feeding the goats, chickens, and tending to the maize which is beginning to grow tall outside of the small one-bedroom house the family shares....
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