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

Missed the 16 days blogathon? Catch our summary post here

In 2019, gender ED 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 … Continue reading

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Genderpol in 2019: A round-up of this year’s blogs

It’s the end of another great year for genderpol, but in case you missed any of our blogs, we’ve summarised them for you below. From our podcast on the Understanding Gender in the Contemporary World course; to posts on our … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Stand up for Catalonia: A feminist perspective on political repression

  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 … Continue reading

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Decolonising Feminist Knowledge Through Art

 Kamya Choudhary (University of Edinburgh) The Decolonising Feminist Knowledge workshop which took place on 22 May 2019 at the University of Edinburgh was an event that I really looked forward to – it formed the culmination of such wonderful work … Continue reading

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