Feminist Values in Research

Volume 27, Issue 3 | November 2019


Research underpinned by feminist values is a shared political project aiming to realise women's rights and gender equality.

In this issue, activists, academics and practitioners working in development share their experiences - including the challenges and lessons - of putting a feminist research agenda into practice.

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Below, you can find free access to the Introduction, three articles, and the Resources and Book Reviews sections of the issue.

For free access to all of the articles, visit the Oxfam Policy & Practice publications section.



Introduction: feminist values in research
Katy Jenkins, Lata Narayanaswamy and Caroline Sweetman

Making feminism count: integrating feminist research principles in large-scale quantitative research on violence against women and girls
Loksee Leung, Stephanie Miedema, Xian Warner, Sarah Homan and Emma Fulu

Researching women’s leadership in Asia and the Pacific – reflections on feminist research approaches in design and in practice
Alejandra Pineda and Sophie Purdue

The space between us: feminist values and humanitarian power dynamics in research with refugees
Michelle Lokot

Bringing about social justice through feminist research for monitoring, evaluation, and learning? A conversation from Oxfam GB
Andrea Azevedo, Rosa Wilson Garwood and Alexia Pretari

‘Do you really want to hear about my life?’: doing ‘feminist research’ with women in sex work in Eastern India
Mirna Guha

The personal is political: a feminist reflection on a journey into participatory arts-based research with sex worker migrants in South Africa
Elsa Oliveira

Why would I want to be anonymous?’ Questioning ethical principles of anonymity in cross-cultural feminist research
Rebecca Gordon

Using feminist ‘reflexive practice’ to explore stress and well-being of local researchers in South Sudan
Dashakti Reddy, Clare Hollowell, Lona Liong Charles Aresto, Nyabol Grace, Mängu Bande Joseph, Joseph Aleu Mayen Ker, Jane Lado and Kiden Mary

Using digital storytelling as a source of empowerment for rural women in Benin
Leva Rouhani


Here you can find additional materials related to the issue. These are compiled by Liz Cooke

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Book Reviews

The Logics of Gender Justice: State Action on Women's Rights Around the World by Mala Htun and S. Laurel Weldon. Reviewed by Francesca Gains

Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment edited by Stroma Cole. Reviewed by Wendy Li and Louise Twining-Ward