gender equality

Women’s Soccer in Crisis – A Voice from the Pitch

In this post Caitlin Fisher talks about the treatment of women’s soccer in the United States as compared to men’s soccer and makes an argument that perhaps we should stop holding it in comparison with men’s soccer and see it as a different interpretation of an old sport. The year 2012 has started out on a bleak note for women’s football. […]

February 23rd, 2012|Arts & Culture|7 Comments|

One Gay Day: Heteronormativity in Action

Emma Spruce, a PhD student at the Gender Institute, writes a witty critique of how heteronormativity functions in everyday interactions and how labeling from outside and within the LGBTQI community inhibits identity formation, recognition, and social change. This article has been published collaboratively with LSE Equality and Diversity and LSE Engenderings Blog to mark LGBT History Month. I let the […]

February 5th, 2012|Politics, Society|0 Comments|

Go Feminist: Moving from the Margins to the Mainstream

Adunni Adams, Caroline Varin, Chitra Nagarajan, Giordy Bunting, Ilse Morgensen, Kate Rowley, Lola Okolosie, Sandhya Sharma, Shannon Harvey and Charmaine Elliott and Mary Bonett These authors organised the Go Feminist conference and discuss here their desire for a more inclusive and interconnected feminist movement and how they believe Go Feminist can help achieve that goal. Engenderings will have a stall at […]

February 3rd, 2012|Politics, Society|0 Comments|

Beyond micro-credit: an evolving microfinance

Microfinance is evolving and our understanding of it must too. Joanna Wilkin, drawing on her research and her experience working in microfinance for BRAC, argues that we need to reconceptualise microfinance and its priorities and to increase and extend access to financial tools to those previously ignored by the formal financial system, whilst keeping the role of governance, regulation and […]

November 29th, 2011|Development, Politics|1 Comment|

Findings from the Third Survey on Chinese Women’s Social Status

Yang Shen, a PhD student at the Gender Institute, discusses the Third Survey on Chinese Women’s Social Status. According to the survey, the status of women has improved in the last 10 years. However, the discrepancies between urban and rural women and between men and women are still substantive. Hence, China still has a long way to go in order […]

November 3rd, 2011|Development, Society|6 Comments|

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