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The blog of the Gender Politics Research Group, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh - and friends

Re-blog: Epidemic of Violence against Transgender Women in Indonesia: When the Government Fails to Protect its Vulnerable Citizens (16 Days Blogathon)

Photo credit: 2018 Women’s March Jakarta This article was originally posted as part of our 16 Days Blogathon 2018, a collaboration by  University of Edinburgh’s genderED initiative, the Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney and Ambedkar University Delhi to mark 16 Days of … Continue reading

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Re-blog: Gender Violence in Conflict and Peace Processes: The Neglect of LGBT Security (16 Days Blogathon)

photo credit: Paul2 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons This article was originally posted as part of our 16 Days Blogathon 2018, a collaboration by  University of Edinburgh’s genderED initiative, the Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney and Ambedkar University Delhi to … Continue reading

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Re-blog: Taking Transformative Action on Sexual Violence in Universities (16 Days Blogathon)

photo credit: Illinois Springfield 2017 UIS Commencements via photopin <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc This article was originally posted as part of our 16 Days Blogathon 2018, a collaboration by  University of Edinburgh’s genderED initiative, the Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney and Ambedkar University Delhi to mark 16 Days … Continue reading

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16 days, 16 calls to action against gender-based violence

16 days, 16 calls to action against gender-based violence Catch up on the final day of our collaborative blog with the Australian Human Rights Centre, University of New South Wales and Ambedkar University Delhi. And another chance to read our … Continue reading

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People on the move, people on the run: displacement and security through a South Asian feminist lens

By Meenakshi Gopinath, Shilpi Shabdita and Diksha Poddar “We lost our home, which means the familiarity of daily life. We lost our occupation, which means the confidence that we are of some use in this world. We lost our language, which … Continue reading

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International 16 Days Blogathon collaboration

Last year, we participated in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence with a series of blog posts. This year, we are partnering with the Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney and Ambedkar University Delhi to bring you a blogathon over the … Continue reading

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Criminalising the Client: Institutional Change, Gendered Ideas and Feminist Strategies

In 1998, Sweden was the first country in the world to criminalise the purchase of sexual services, but not the sale of sex. The law represented a new prostitution regime that problematised power relations in prostitution as inherently gendered and … Continue reading

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