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SDG 5 - Gender equality

Integrating Gender Equality in Development Projects – A Practitioner’s View

This blog post originally appeared on the Edinburgh Research Office Blog. Loise Maina is Global Gender Advisor at the international NGO Practical Action, and she highlights the ways science and technology-based GCRF projects can consider gender equality in their design. GCRF, and other ODA projects, are required by law through the International Development (Gender Equality) Act …

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Feminist Struggles in the Academy in India and the UK: Comic Launch!

This is a guest post by Kamya Choudhary and Cat Wayland, PhD researchers in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. In it, they introduce a newly released comic, now available for online viewing, Feminist Struggles in the Academy in India and the UK. Feminist Struggles in the Academy is the culmination …

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Introducing our new toolkit on the GCRF Gender Equality Statement

This blog post originally appeared on the Edinburgh Research Office Blog. Dr Rosalind Cavaghan is an independent academic consultant on gender equality. Working with Professor Fiona Mackay, Director of genderED, Dr Cavaghan has developed a toolkit to guide colleagues in developing a Gender Equality Statement as part of a Global Challenges Research Fund or Newton Fund …

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16 Days International Blogathon

Missed the 16 days blogathon? Catch our summary post here

In 2019, genderED at the University of Edinburgh ran the third annual 16 days blogathon in support of the global campaign, 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. The blogathon is a partnership between genderED, the Australian Human Rights Institute at the University of New South Wales, and Ambedkar University in Delhi, to highlight global efforts to …

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Outgoing coordinator Christina Neuwirth reflects on two years of genderED: what have we achieved and what’s next?

As we approach the end of 2019, we reflect on some of the past and future highlights of the genderED initiative – the University of Edinburgh’s interdisciplinary hub for gender and sexualities studies. This post is written by our outgoing co-ordinator Christina Neuwirth, who has been with genderED since the beginning. Christina was instrumental in …

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Students at a campus in North India presenting a folk dance with a re-scripting of the verses from a gender lens. 

Engendering Pathways in Higher Education in India: Sharing Insights from WISCOMP’s Hamsa Campus Equity Initiative

WISCOMP Team, Delhi Image courtesy of WISCOMP: Students at a campus in North India presenting a folk dance with a re-scripting of the verses from a gender lens.  India’s higher education landscape boasts of an impressive increase in the enrolment rate of female students over two decades (48.6 percent in 2018-19) and the hiring of female …

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Lessons from Hyderabad: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Krishna Menon and Rukmini Sen (Ambedkar University Delhi) Image: Night Bazaar (Ramzan) by Rajesh India via Flickr Creative Commons As we move towards the close of 2019, women’s groups are out on the streets in India protesting the abrogation of Article 370 that takes away special status to Jammu and Kashmir,  the introduction of a …

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Stand up for Catalonia: A feminist perspective on political repression

Picture: Glòria Sánchez, photojournalist: https://www.instagram.com/gloriasanchezfoto/ Mònica Clua (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) and Tania Verge (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)) On Monday 14 October 2019, the Spanish Supreme Court convicted nine Catalan pro-independence leaders and sentenced them to between nine and 13 years for the crimes of sedition, misuse of public funds and disobedience. The Catalan …

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