Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa is the Chief Investigator behind the Gender Legislative Index, a tool designed to promote the enactment of legislation that works more effectively to improve women’s lives. Her work combines law, engineering and data science to reinvigorate decades-long debates about the law’s role in addressing gender inequality.
Ramona discusses her groundbreaking study exposing how gender influences legislative change in The Woman President: Leadership, Law, and Legacy on Women’s Lives Based Experiences from South and Southeast Asia.
Ramona talks about the impact of having a woman president on the legislation passed in a nation. Does it improve the lives of fellow women? And what is a ‘women’s issue’ exactly anyway?
Ramona is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and the Juris Doctor Program Head at the University of Technology Sydney. She has been honoured for her pioneering work in artificial intelligence research by Women in AI, winning the Women in AI (Law) Award, and coming 2nd Runner-up for Women in AI Innovator of the Year. She is also editor of International Women’s Rights Law and Gender Equality: Making the law work for women (2021) and author of Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Women: Myths and Misconceptions about Trafficking and its Victims (2015).
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