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    Colonial Cisnationalism: Notes on Empire and Gender in the UK’s Migration Policy

Colonial Cisnationalism: Notes on Empire and Gender in the UK’s Migration Policy

by Christopher Griffin

Anti-immigration rhetoric is a notoriously reliable fixture of British politics, with Conservative politicians regularly turning to border controls to appeal to right-wing voters. In recent years, however, two flagship policies have allowed the UK government to dominate the debate in ways that warrant close inspection. Introduced by the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, in April 2022, the Rwanda […]

Post-Disaster Rebuilding through a Feminist Lens

by Kaushambi Bagchi

Disasters resulting from natural hazards wreak a multitude of havoc. Impacts of disasters are often differential across groups owing to pre-existing social and economic inequalities. Impacts of disasters have often been looked at through a heteronormative and western-colonial lens. The discourse on rebuilding after humanitarian crises such as disasters has paid lesser attention to its gendered impacts […]

Kurdish Women in the UK Diaspora: Adversities & Challenges

By Shilan Fuad Hussain

What does it mean to be in a “diaspora”? The term refers to a people who are dispersed, but often they are merely re-conglomerated, forming an insular “placenta” that incubates their new lives abroad, while still retaining aspects of the homeland they left. Diasporic homes can thus become a battleground, particularly for women, where house walls […]

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    Redefining menstrual equity in prisons: Why menstrual equity demands prison abolition

Redefining menstrual equity in prisons: Why menstrual equity demands prison abolition

by Regan Moss and Miriam Vishniac

As the menstrual equity movement has diffused across the United States, public policy efforts have been directed towards period product provision in women’s carceral facilities. The menstrual equity movement is concerned with the structures and systems that create, facilitate, exacerbate non-dignifying menstrual health experiences, such as period poverty. This attention has been in response to […]

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    Does access equal control for women with regards to land rights? Evidence from Punjab (Pakistan)

Does access equal control for women with regards to land rights? Evidence from Punjab (Pakistan)

By Hana Zahir

Protecting women’s land rights is a necessity for ensuring women’s empowerment (Agarwal, 2003). Land is a critical source of revenue through which women can secure subsistence and collateral. Therefore, enforcing and introducing legal reforms to protect women’s land rights, is a positive step that policymakers can take to empower women. However, these reforms come with many limitations. […]

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    The Many Partitions: Retrieving the Erased Experiences of Women

The Many Partitions: Retrieving the Erased Experiences of Women

by Aarushi Anand and Parthika Sharma

Content Warning: The following article contains sensitive content related to the Partition and engages with topics of violence, sexual assault, trauma, suicide, and death. The content may trigger emotional distress. Reader discretion is advised.
I am also of humankind

I am the sign of that injury,

The symbol of that accident,

Which, in the clash of changing times,

Inevitably hit […]

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    Anti-gender ideology and neo-liberal state grammar in Brazil

Anti-gender ideology and neo-liberal state grammar in Brazil

by Marco Aurelio Máximo Prado

This contribution is based on the presentation given at the 11-12 April 2023 workshop on Mapping and resisting the gender phantasm in Latin America: Geographies of ‘anti-gender’ movements’, part of the AHRC-LSE project on Transnational ‘Anti-Gender’ Movements and Resistance: Narratives and Interventions. One of the speakers made her presentation available in a blog format in both English […]

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    What does the French ban on wearing abayas tell us about the control of Muslim women’s bodies?

What does the French ban on wearing abayas tell us about the control of Muslim women’s bodies?

by Elif Lootens

France, home to Jewish and Muslim communities, has become a hostile place to be Muslim or Jewish. France is a former colonial power that has significant ongoing racial and religious tensions. For European Jews and Muslims, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia have the bitter taste of repetition. This was evidenced in 2004 when the government forbade students to wear Jewish […]

Palestine: A ‘Test’ for Feminist Foreign Policy

By Layla Saleh
Introduction
The war in Gaza has drawn extensive attention to human rights violations, student activism, and warring propaganda narratives. No amount of counting can adequately attest to the over 20,000 Palestinians killed by Israelis and the damage to homes, livelihoods, and personhoods. This blog post, however, considers the current war in Gaza from the perspective of Feminist Foreign […]

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    An intersectional analysis of migrant women and the local South Tyrolean labour market in Italy

An intersectional analysis of migrant women and the local South Tyrolean labour market in Italy

By Alexandra Tomaselli

In this post, I focus on the gender employment gap of women with migrant backgrounds in a multilingual, small and rich province in the very North of Italy, i.e., South Tyrol or the Province of Bolzano. I argue that an intersectional analysis, which explores the effects and the role of a variety of social drivers and external […]

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