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    Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy: Security for whom?

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy: Security for whom?

by Laura Nacyte 

In the summer of 2017, Canada launched its Feminist International Assistance Policy (CFIAP). A welcome addition on the global stage to Sweden’s feminist foreign policy—released in 2014—it is aimed primarily at gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The policy sets out other action areas as follows: human dignity, growth that works for everyone, environment and climate action, inclusive […]

January 22nd, 2018|Featured, Policy|0 Comments|
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    ‘Traditional values’ for the 99%? The new gender ideology in Russia

‘Traditional values’ for the 99%? The new gender ideology in Russia

by Daria Ukhova

Challenges posed to women’s rights and gender equality by neoconservative ‘pro-family’ and ‘anti-gender’ forces have been drawing attention of gender scholars and activists from across the globe (see the recent post by Sonia Corrêa in this blog). Using Russia as a case, in this post I take a closer look at the ‘traditional values’ ideology and the […]

January 15th, 2018|Featured, Politics, Society|1 Comment|
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    The Mobilisation to Save The Feminist Library in Paris has Been Successful! On Feminism, Archives And Dreams

The Mobilisation to Save The Feminist Library in Paris has Been Successful! On Feminism, Archives And Dreams

by Ilana Eloit 

 

The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, had announced a few months ago the dangerous project of relocating the Bibliothèque Marguerite Durand – France’s only feminist public library founded in 1932 – in a general library on the history of Paris. This decision, taken without consultation with the staff or the social partners of the Bibliothèque Marguerite Durand, threatened […]

December 20th, 2017|Featured, Politics, Society|1 Comment|
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    Gender Ideology: tracking its origins and meanings in current gender politics

Gender Ideology: tracking its origins and meanings in current gender politics

By Sonia Corrêa

In the first week of November, 2017, Judith Butler was viciously attacked in Brazil by a heterogeneous group of actors who define themselves as anti-gender,[1] a regrettable episode caught the attention of both the media and international and global North academics. This well-orchestrated political formation is not new and much less peculiarly Brazilian. As analysed by numerous of […]

December 11th, 2017|Featured, Politics, Society|0 Comments|
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    Why feminism: Reflections on the multiple meanings of doing gender studies

Why feminism: Reflections on the multiple meanings of doing gender studies

by Billy Holzberg

On Wednesday 27 September 2017, LSE Gender PhD students organised an event titled Why feminism? An open discussion about doing gender research. During this event, PhD and MSc students from a range of disciplines engaged in a conversation framed around a series of questions: What does it mean to say we are working with gender studies? What does a […]

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    Why feminism: some notes from ‘the field’ on doing feminist research

Why feminism: some notes from ‘the field’ on doing feminist research

by Rishita Nandagiri

On Wednesday 27 September 2017, LSE Gender PhD students organised an event titled Why feminism? An open discussion about doing gender research. During this event, PhD and MSc students from a range of disciplines engaged in a conversation framed around a series of questions: What does it mean to say we are working with gender studies? What […]

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    Why feminism: On quantitative analysis and divergent understandings of gender

Why feminism: On quantitative analysis and divergent understandings of gender

by Jenny Chanfreau

On Wednesday 27 September 2017, LSE Gender PhD students organised an event titled Why feminism? An open discussion about doing gender research. During this event, PhD and MSc students from a range of disciplines engaged in a conversation framed around a series of questions: What does it mean to say we are working with gender studies? What […]

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    Alcohol, drugs and family violence: A question of framing and boundary markers

Alcohol, drugs and family violence: A question of framing and boundary markers

by Sophie Yates

Family violence cuts across many different service sectors — including police, family violence agencies, alcohol and other drugs (AOD), mental health, and many more — and these sectors don’t always agree on what the problem is and what to do about it. Many of these sectors were involved in giving evidence before a recent Royal Commission into […]

October 6th, 2017|Featured, Society|0 Comments|

Why repealing the tampon tax is not enough

 

 

Many women in poverty still can’t buy pads or tampon

In the last couple of years, countries from Canada to the UK have made headlines for abolishing the tampon tax. But for many low-income women – whether in Western metropolises or sub-Saharan Africa – savings of several cents do not tackle the real problem: these products can be unaffordable altogether.

Almost two-thirds […]

New Handbook on Gender and the Military

By Claire Duncanson and Rachel Woodward

 

Gender issues in the military have hit the headlines this summer. Whether it’s the celebrations of one hundred years of women in the British military, President Trump’s ban on transgender personnel serving in the US military, or the ‘cultural wars’ – or lack thereof – over the absence of diversity in the big movie […]

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