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    Women demand better access to truth, justice and reparations in Sri Lanka

Women demand better access to truth, justice and reparations in Sri Lanka

Yolanda Foster shares the experiences of women change-makers and the challenges they face as they continue to seek truth, justice and reparations for themselves and for their families in Sri Lanka.

This week Pablo de Greiff, the Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-recurrence, is visiting Sri Lanka to assess the implementation of Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1. Co-sponsored by […]

October 31st, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|
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    Do numbers tell the real story of gender based violence in Nepal?

Do numbers tell the real story of gender based violence in Nepal?

A recent online survey carried out by Code for Nepal, with over thousand female respondents, presented a staggering figure: 98% women said they have experienced some form of harassment on streets. This clearly indicates an alarming situation of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Nepal writes Sudeep Uprety. 

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee defines Gender Based Violence (GBV) as an umbrella term for any harmful act perpetrated against a person’s will based on socially ascribed […]

Equality, one stitch at a time

Jay Herndon describes how a company in Rajasthan economically empowers women whilst maintaining a competitive market outlook over charitable sentiments. It is market competition and not paternalism, he claims, that is accomplishing more for women in Rajasthan than good intentions. 

I met Choti Yadav in Udaipur, a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. A self-assured woman, she chatted amiably, […]

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    Can internally displaced women in the entertainment sector be part of the Women, Peace and Security agenda?

Can internally displaced women in the entertainment sector be part of the Women, Peace and Security agenda?

Many women who were displaced during the People’s War have sought employment in Nepal’s entertainment sector due to vulnerabilities created by the conflict. Punam Yadav brings attention to these forgotten survivors and questions the role of the WPS agenda in addressing their needs.

Although the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda has grown to include the issues and concerns of women, men […]

October 10th, 2017|Featured, Gender, Society and Culture|Comments Off on Can internally displaced women in the entertainment sector be part of the Women, Peace and Security agenda?|
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    Book Review: Islamophobia and Securitization: Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice by Tania Saeed

Book Review: Islamophobia and Securitization: Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice by Tania Saeed

In Islamophobia and Securitization: Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice, Tania Saeed explores the impact of securitisation discourses on British Muslim women of Pakistani origin who are studying at UK universities. Bringing to the fore the women’s complex experiences of gender, Islamophobia and racism through the inclusion of their own voices and narratives, this book is a must-read that challenges dominant discourses and provides […]

September 22nd, 2017|Book Reviews, Education, Featured, Gender, Society and Culture|Comments Off on Book Review: Islamophobia and Securitization: Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice by Tania Saeed|
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    Rising to the SDGs: How can Nepal make meaningful progress by 2030?

Rising to the SDGs: How can Nepal make meaningful progress by 2030?

Nepal has committed to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals but this will be no easy task. Ashutosh M Dixit outlines how collaborative approaches which acknowledge the interlinkages between the SDGs and good monitoring and evaluation will be essential to achieving meaningful outcomes within the next decade and a half.

The UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, with its Sustainable Development Goals […]

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    Book Review: Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait by Attiya Ahmad

Book Review: Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait by Attiya Ahmad

In Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait, Attiya Ahmad explores experiences of conversion to Islam amongst South Asian women who have migrated to Kuwait as domestic workers. Emphasising these conversions as everyday processes rather than inherently dramatic turning points, Attaya’s book offers a holistic and intimate portrait grounded in her interlocutors’ narration of their own experiences, writes Dannah Dennis.  
Everyday […]

September 8th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, Gender, Society and Culture|Comments Off on Book Review: Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait by Attiya Ahmad|

Celebrate the triple talaq ruling but do so with caution

This week the Supreme Court banned triple talaq as a means of divorce among Muslims in India. Nida Kirmani welcomes the ruling as progress towards the protection of Muslim women’s rights within marriage, but writes that we must be mindful of how the debate has been framed. At a time when Muslims are facing increasing discrimination, there are those […]

August 25th, 2017|Featured, Gender, Law|1 Comment|
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    How does distance influence the decision to migrate? Evidence from Pakistan

How does distance influence the decision to migrate? Evidence from Pakistan

Choosing to migrate is not always easy, particularly when it involves leaving family members behind. In this article, Ghamz E Ali Siyal draws on PRISE research to discuss how distance influences people’s choices in semi-arid regions in Pakistan, and explores how this varies according to gender and marital status.

Migration decisions are often influenced not just by economic and social […]

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    Marriage, love, caste and kinship support: Lived experiences of the urban poor in India

Marriage, love, caste and kinship support: Lived experiences of the urban poor in India

Following the publication of a new revised edition of her book Marriage, Love, Caste and Kinship Support Shalini Grover discusses her study of conjugal relationships and love among New Delhi’s urban poor. She highlights how the research challenges common stereotypes relating to marriage and local arbitration, and how the new edition engages with debates around how India’s modernising impulses […]

August 21st, 2017|Featured, Gender, Law, LSE|Comments Off on Marriage, love, caste and kinship support: Lived experiences of the urban poor in India|

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