Fatima Alvarez-Castillo

Fatima Alvarez-Castillo

Centennial Professor of Politics / University of the Philippines, Manila, PHILIPPINES

Fatima Alvarez-Castillo is Centennial Professor of Politics at the University of the Philippines Manila and Holder of PEACE Professorial Chair (2011-12).

Her research interests include justice, gender, equity and government accountability, with a particular focus on the human rights of the marginalized and powerless.

She is currently a member of the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board and independent expert of the Institutional Review Board of the National Institutes for Health - University of Philippines, Manila. She is an expert reviewer of several international and national scholarly journals. She is also a partner investigator in a recently concluded multi-country study that seeks to develop gender sensitive indicators of poverty and inequity.

Her books include:

  • Oil and Gas Production in the Philippines: public interest issues, published by Bantay Kita/Action for Economic Reforms, Quezon City, 2012.
  • Gender and Health: an overview, Center for Gender and Women Studies, University of the Philippines Manila, 2001.
  • Community Leadership for Population and Reproductive Health: definitons, perceptions and Applications, published by  Health Futures Foundation with the University of the Philippines Manila and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2008.

Other publications include:

  • Alvarez Castillo F. “Women and Social Research”, chapter in the International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, Elsevier, in press.
  • Cook Lucas J and Fatima Alvarez Castillo. 2013. Fair for Women? A gender analysis of benefit sharing. In  Schroeder and Lucas (eds). 2013. Benefit Sharing: from biodiversity to human genetics. Springer.
  • Alvarez Castillo F and Ma Nadja A Castillo. 2010. Gender and traditional knowledge : seeing blind spots, redressing inequities for women. In Suneetha Subramanian and Balakhrishna Pisupati, eds.  Traditional Knowledge in Policy and Practice. UN University Press, pp 72-96
  • Alvarez Castillo F and Dafna Feinholz. 2006. Women in developing countries and benefit sharing. Developing World Bioethics international journal. V 6 (3) Blackwell Publishers. (Impact indicator: most cited article in the journal issue as of 2nd quarter of 2007)



CROP News and Events


May 2019

This report presents CROP's activities for the period January-December 2018.

Human Security as a Sine Qua Non for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in Africa

May 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 50: by Ojijo Odhiambo and Fatima Umar (UNDP Nigeria Country Office).

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

14 May 2019 | Bergen Global

LITERARY SALON: Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.

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The Breakthrough of the Social: Practical Utopias, Wisdom and Radical Transformations - Social work

2-6 September 2019 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

CONFERENCE commemorating 30 years of social work courses at the Inter-university centre (IUC).

EADI ISS Conference 2020

29 June - 2 July 2020 | The Hague, Netherlands

CALL FOR PANELS: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice (deadline 6 September)

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).