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    Understanding the Adverse Effects of Stereotypes on Sexual Minorities in International Refugee Law Frameworks

Understanding the Adverse Effects of Stereotypes on Sexual Minorities in International Refugee Law Frameworks

by Shubham Tiwary

Despite the gradual acceptance and recognition of rights of sexual minorities, more than 68 countries still criminalize consensual same-sex sexual acts, with severity of punishment in these countries going as extreme as the death penalty.  However, state-sanctioned homophobia is not the only form of hostility. It can also be observed in the form of a state’s tolerance and/or […]

Domestic Violence – The Shadow Pandemic

by Aniket A. Panchal and G Vishal

‘Home is where the heart is’ is an adage that has been prevalent in society since time immemorial. Humans built shelters to protect themselves, and as time went by, a person’s home became the centre of their universe; the one place in the entire world where safety and security are guaranteed. There are many groups […]

The Non-Essential Transphobia of Pandemic Disaster Politics

by Jacob Breslow

You might think that in this particular moment, when there are so many lives to grieve, and when hundreds of millions of people globally are desperate for vital medical and financial support, that it is not an appropriate time to “politicize” allegedly “non-essential” issues like transgender rights and transfeminism. This sentiment, however, is dangerous for many reasons. […]

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    Back to where we always have been: sex/gender segregation to contain Covid-19

Back to where we always have been: sex/gender segregation to contain Covid-19

by Sonia Corrêa[1]
But, people die, don´t they? Yes, indeed. However, the current naturalization of death erases thinking – Santiago López Petit
In the first week of April, the international press reported that, in order to reduce drastically the circulation of people, the governments of Panama and Peru defined a sex/gender criterion to establish the rotation of who can or cannot […]

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    Leveraging Education as a Tool to Achieve Gender Equality – Strategies and Signposts

Leveraging Education as a Tool to Achieve Gender Equality – Strategies and Signposts

by Anushna Jha and Mehrin Shah

Illustration by Myra Sinha (10 years old). Reproduced with permission.

The role of education in advancing gender equality has long been part of the discourse on education, gender and development, exemplified by the Millennium Development Goal 3 to promote gender equality and empower women which envisioned education to play a primary role. The positive effects […]

April 8th, 2020|Featured, Policy|0 Comments|
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    Welfarist Dilemma? The Politics of Gender in West Bengal’s Cash Transfer Schemes

Welfarist Dilemma? The Politics of Gender in West Bengal’s Cash Transfer Schemes

by Proma Ray Chaudhury

Notwithstanding criticisms, Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) schemes as a means of poverty alleviation and social justice in countries with higher levels of socio-economic inequality have seen substantial surge in popularity in the recent decades. While being appreciated as instrumental in making women economically independent precisely as many of them are direct recipients of cash benefits, and in […]

February 13th, 2020|Development, Featured|0 Comments|

In labour and in love: Privacy through a gendered lens

by Aastha Malhotra and Arshia Roy

Recently, there has been an increased emphasis on an individual’s right to privacy, with more and more nations jumping into adopting privacy legislations and safeguards for their citizens. This comes in the context of a severe threat to our informational and decision-making privacy.

Rarely ever, however, are any aspects of privacy viewed from a gendered […]

November 18th, 2019|Featured, Policy|0 Comments|
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    Tackling sexual harassment and bullying in higher education: towards a more comprehensive policy response

Tackling sexual harassment and bullying in higher education: towards a more comprehensive policy response

by the Alliance of Women in Academia

Bullying and sexual harassment are gaining unprecedented visibility with Hollywood’s #timesup movement and the adoption of #metoo. We know that bullying and sexual harassment exists in every sector and in every country, and academia is no exception. As with other sectors, the current culture of limited opportunities and resources requires individuals to compete […]

May 30th, 2018|Featured, Policy|1 Comment|
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    Big G and small g: Understanding gender and its relationship to family violence

Big G and small g: Understanding gender and its relationship to family violence

by Sophie Yates

I recently published a journal article about the wide variety of definitions I came across when I asked Australian policy actors what they mean when they say ‘gender’. I found this variety concerning because statements like “family violence is a gendered issue” are common (and commonly debated) in the family violence field – but if people working […]

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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|1 Comment|

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