Beijing + 25: a milestone for women’s rights

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Lina Abou Habib, G&D editorial adviser and guest editor for our new issue, writes: It’s my pleasure to welcome you to this very special issue of Gender & Development, marking 25 years since the UN convened its milestone Fourth World Conference on Women at Beijing, China. Listen to the podcast on the issue here. Known to many of us, affectionately, …

Reimagining International Development

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Mary Ann Clements and Caroline Sweetman introduce the new issue… and invite you to listen back to the live launch, here…. Welcome to the Reimagining International Development issue, inspired by an online Conference titled Healing Solidarity: Re-imagining International Development, the brainchild of Mary Ann Clements, guest editor for this issue. This involved almost 2500 activists, practitioners and thinkers interested in re-imagining international development practice, reflecting …

CLOSED Call for Contributions: Health

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CALL NOW CLOSED We’ve had some amazing ideas for our Health issue which will be published in March 2021. We’re currently considering them. Global efforts to improve the health of women largely focus on improving sexual and reproductive health and rights, with targets for action. Yet there’s currently a global backlash against women’s rights, particularly affecting women in resource-poor contexts. …

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Podcast: What does feminist research really look like?

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  Welcome to the first in G&D’s new series of podcasts! In this podcast Liz Cooke, assistant editor of Gender & Development, speaks to three contributors to the November 2019 issue of G&D, which focuses on the challenges of putting a feminist research agenda into practice. Our contributors talk to us about their research, undertaken in very different contexts. Michelle …

Call for Contributions: Climate Crisis

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THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED 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 …

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Feminist research: it’s all about the politics

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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

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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

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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!

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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 …