Thea Hilhorst will speak at Café Humanitaire, in Humanity House (The Hague) on mutual imaging in humanitarian aid: december 17, 2013, 17:00-19:00 (in Dutch).
Who are the recipients of humanitarian aid, seen through the eyes of those who deliver aid? And vice versa, how does the local population view aid workers that come to their country? According to Thea Hilhorst, mutual imaging is an important factor in the daily practice of aid. She will illustrate this with recent research into women's organisations in Eastern DRC. She will also link this to the theme of her new book Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises: Everyday politics of crisis response.