Questionable leadership: NATO and women’s rights

by Laura Nacyte 

Recently, Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and Angelina Jolie, a co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative, wrote an open-ed for the Guardian, calling for the NATO’s leadership in protecting women’s rights. It emphasises that the organisation can become the ‘global military leader’ in preventing sexual violence in conflict.

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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|

Book review: Handbook on Gender and War

Towards a gender-sensitive analysis of war and its aftermath

by Jennifer Philippa Eggert

What role does gender play in war and post-war societies? Does war impact men and women in the same way? How are gender roles and images reproduced and represented during times of war and violent conflict? Despite thirty years of scholarship on gender and war, and an increasing […]

September 14th, 2016|Featured, Politics, Society|2 Comments|

5 reasons why surveillance is a feminist issue

by Nicole Shephard   Surveillance is woven into our everyday lives. While this in itself is not new, what we experience today differs in scale from, say, covert surveillance photos of suffragettes, tabs on unions and protesters during the Cold War era, or even the practices of the GDR’s Stasi. Given the sheer variety and quantity of data constantly accumulated about any one […]

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