Devasahayam, Theresa W.

Consultant for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); Researcher and Author on Gender issues in Asia, Singapore

Dr. Theresa W. Devasahayam has engaged extensively on women's issues in Southeast Asia for over 22 years. Working at the intersections of international development and academic research, her concerns have focused on migrant and trafficked women, gender-based violence, ageing and women's health issues. She has authored and edited several books: Gender and Ageing: Southeast Asian Perspectives published by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) (sole editor) (2014); Gender, Emotions and Labour Markets: Asian and Western Perspectives. London: Routledge (2011) (co-authored with Ann Brooks); Gender Trends in Southeast Asia: Women Now, Women in the Future. Singapore: ISEAS (sole editor) (2009); and Working and Mothering in Asia: Images, Ideologies and Identities. Singapore and Copenhagen: National University of Singapore Press and Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (edited with Brenda S.A. Yeoh) (2007). She has also published in numerous international and regional journals as well as local and regional newspapers in Southeast Asia and has been cited by CNN, Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia, and The Straits Times. She is currently a freelance consultant for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and is incumbent President of Soroptimist International of Singapore (SISWP).