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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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    Solidaristic coalitions and ‘unbudgeable conviction in justice’ in the face of transnational anti-gender movements

Solidaristic coalitions and ‘unbudgeable conviction in justice’ in the face of transnational anti-gender movements

by Sumi Madhok

This blogpost is based on comments given at the following events: AHRC Network workshop on Transnational Anti-Gender Politics: Narratives and Resistance held at the LSE on 2 December 2022; the SOAS Gender Studies Conference 4 February 2023 and the Pathfinders grand Challenge on Inequality Panel Solidarity in Action: Countering anti-feminist trends around the globe, 13 March 2023, […]

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    Nunneries of Tibetan Tsunmas in Exile as Socio-Economic Knowledge Hubs Accelerating Women’s Empowerment in the Indian Himalayas

Nunneries of Tibetan Tsunmas in Exile as Socio-Economic Knowledge Hubs Accelerating Women’s Empowerment in the Indian Himalayas

by Sourajit Ghosh

Exploring the Identity of a Buddhist Nun in a Merit-Based Economy:

The term ‘Bhikkhunī’/Bhikṣuṇī or dgeslong ma (also called Tsunma), literally translates to spiritual almswomen’[1]within Buddhism. Considering the lives and work of Tibetan Bhikṣuṇīs as well as their perceptions, I believe, can allow us to interrogate some complex issues on identity. This is especially so within the contemporary […]

Non-Obvious Connections: How Feminism Becomes Transphobic?

by Olga Plakhotnik and Maria Mayerchyk

Queer Festival in Kherson (Ukraine), 2021. Photo credit: Stanislav Ostrous. Published with permission from the author.

Why are some feminists transphobic? How did it happen that a considerable part of feminist communities aligns with the conservative anti-gender movements in producing anti-transgender public discourse? Sadly, we cannot share Judith Butler’s opinion that transphobic feminists are a minority. […]

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    Transnational “Anti-Gender” Politics and Resistance: Introduction to the 2 December 2022 AHRC Workshop, LSE

Transnational “Anti-Gender” Politics and Resistance: Introduction to the 2 December 2022 AHRC Workshop, LSE

by Clare Hemmings

This introduction is based on the initial comments given at the above workshop as part of Transnational ‘Anti-Gender’ Movements and Resistance: Narratives and Interventions project and is also a way of framing some of the blog posts from that day being published in Engenderings.

Since the summer of 2021, the Department of Gender Studies has been subject to […]

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    Presenting our pronouns: When feminist politics pull in different directions

Presenting our pronouns: When feminist politics pull in different directions

by Davina Cooper

Pronoun sharing has become an increasingly mainstream practice. Today, pronouns appear in automatic email signatures, in online meeting names, and pinned to clothing as companies like M&S and Asda offer pronoun badges to staff who want them. For some, this reflects the desirable normalisation of a new gender landscape. For others, it is an imposition. Many who […]

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    Why don’t women leave? Domestic Abuse and Economic Justice for Survivors

Why don’t women leave? Domestic Abuse and Economic Justice for Survivors

by Sofia Ercolessi

In 2021, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I began to work as a support worker in refuges supporting women and children who fled domestic abuse. Refuges are a safe emergency accommodation for people who have experienced domestic abuse (DA), where survivors can access practical and emotional support in their struggle to rebuild safe lives, including navigating […]

Liminalities of time and its flashes

by Kashi Syal

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Blossom acts as a seasonal clock even before daylight savings. Spring comes and the days stretch. Every April, I think about T.S Eliot’s bankers walking over London Bridge trying not to jump, the minutiae of a life measured by coffee spoons, all of Plath’s unlived lives. Up Bond Street, Clarissa Dalloway has the oddest sense of being […]

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    Women’s Policy Interests in the Public and Why They Matter

Women’s Policy Interests in the Public and Why They Matter

by Tevfik Murat Yildirim

Since Hanna Pitkin’s seminal work on representation, political theorists have long questioned the extent to which women’s policy interests and concerns can be represented by male politicians in legislatures. Due to women’s shared experiences and perspectives within the broader public, the argument goes on, electing more women to legislatures might further the substantive representation of women. While […]

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    We are tomorrow’s gender history: integrating gender into historical research today

We are tomorrow’s gender history: integrating gender into historical research today

by Catherine Baker

 

French, British and Italian ministers at the Paris Peace Conference. Photo: the George Grantham Bain collection at the Library of Congress.

The faces are clean-shaven, the top hats are gone, and the photos are in colour, but the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in 1995 had one major thing in common with the Paris Peace Conference in […]

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