Call for Contributions: Climate Crisis

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

Announcing our Climate Crisis issue’s Call for Contributions. The issue will be published in November 2020, and the deadline for us to receive ideas for articles is 6th January 2020. Five years after the international community signed the Paris Agreement, committing it to take action, climate crisis is now clearly evident, causing disasters and suffering across the world. Yet there …

"Participatory video project Nepal" by CGIAR Climate is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Feminist research: it’s all about the politics

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

Caroline Sweetman introduces the Feminist Values in Research issue Welcome to the Feminist Values in Research issue of Gender & Development. In May 2018, the journal and the Women and Development Study Group of the UK Development Studies Association co-hosted a seminar on feminist research to celebrate G&D‘s 25th birthday. Lata Narayanaswamy, University of Leeds, and Katy Jenkins, Northumbria University, …

Podcast: Gender and disease outbreaks

Liz Cooke Uncategorized

Well worth a listen is G&D author Julia Smith’s podcast Why it’s important to focus on gender during an outbreak, on The Conversation website. Julia’s podcast is based on her article Overcoming the ‘tyranny of the urgent’: integrating gender into disease outbreak preparedness and response, published in our Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response issue (July 2019). In the article, Julia …

Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

G&D Editor Caroline Sweetman introduces the new issue Welcome to this issue, a collaboration with UN Women’s Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response Office, and Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Team. Theresia Thylin of UN Women and Julie Lafreniere of Oxfam joined me on the editing team for the issue. By the end of 2018, 70.8 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide. The …

Beijing + 25 issue – Call for Contributions!

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED. 2020’s the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 – a landmark moment for women’s rights and gender equality. A quarter of a century later, we’ll publish an issue marking this important milestone. What would a 2020 Beijing + 25 Platform for Action include? What challenges face new …

Announcing our new 2020-21 themes…

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

Announcing four future themes for future journal issues from July 2020 – July 2021. A big thank you to all of you who contacted us to make suggestions. In June 2020, we’re going to bring out a special issue to mark Beijing + 25 – the anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in China which was both a …

Help choose G&D’s themes for 2020-21!

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

We’re looking for five future themes for issues from July 2020 – July 2021. To get you thinking about what you’d like to see us publish… First, the journal has a proud history of publishing on themes which are current or emerging ‘hot topics’ for feminists working inside – and parallel to! – international development and humanitarianism – what do …

UN Women: Chau Doan

Migrants in a global economy: our new issue

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

The fortitude and resourcefulness of the world’s migrant women workers are our focus in the new issue. Its co-editors are Ruth Pearson and Caroline Sweetman. In 2018, there were an estimated 258 million international migrants, including 124.8 million women. But while the numbers are on the rise – the total was about 173 million in 2000, and 102 million in …

Call for Contributions: Re-imagining International Development

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED. Our March 2020 issue will focus on Re-imagining Development. See our Call for Contributions here. International development is under fire. In 2019, in a post #AidToo world where patriarchal power and privilege are being called out by feminists and anti-racists in humanitarian response and development interventions, can international development rise to the profound critiques of it …

Watch again: Livestream Panel, Young Feminisms, 20 February 2019

Caroline Sweetman Uncategorized

Watch the panel event focusing on Young Feminisms that launched our issue of the same name. Hear from some amazing young feminists about activism, leadership and funding, and how international development should learn from them in light of the rising right, inequalities and threats to rights at this time of #metoo and #aidtoo, Panelists: Nasra Ayub, Bristol Student Union and Integrate UK,  Isabel …