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About Layla Zaglul

Layla Zaglul is a Costa Rican PhD student in International Development at the University of Sussex. Her MA dissertation (in Anthropology of Development at SOAS, University of London) explored the relationship between the consumption of Fairtrade bananas in the UK and their production in Costa Rica. Building on her MA dissertation the PhD research is a comparative study of two banana farms in Costa Rica, one Fairtrade certified and one conventional.

Articles by Layla Zaglul

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

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Navigating unsafe workplaces in Costa Rica’s banana industry

Deeply rooted gender and class hierarchies mean that gender-based violence does not end at home - women are also vulnerable to workplace abuse.

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