UN Women is the UN organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Global Justice Academy and its Political Settlements Research Programme are delivering a set of policy briefs on 'Enhancing Women's Leadership for Sustainable Peace in Fragile Contexts in the MENA Region'.
genderED is a new digital hub in The University of Edinburgh, bringing together gender and sexuality studies courses, research, projects and events from across the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences and beyond.
The Global Justice Academy is a founding member of WILNET. Founded by women researchers of the Manchester International Law Centre, this new platform aims to provide a professional community for women international lawyers at any stage of their career to discuss both their experiences in - and pathways into - the field.
HGS brings together staff and postgraduate students whose research embraces gender, sexuality and/or women’s history. Important shared interests currently include structure and agency in theory and practice; gender and systems of regulation; fertility and reproduction.
An archive of one-day symposia from 2017 and 2016 that involved over 100 activists, practitioners, artists and scholars, critically debating contemporary Black feminist and womanist theories and practices in Europe.
This comparative study examined minority women’s experiences of, and activism against, austerity in Scotland, England and France. This project finished in 2016, but the research website is still available.
This collaborative project included researchers from the University of Edinburgh, and explored the relationship between gender and devolution in Wales, looking at both the National Assembly for Wales and Welsh local government. The research has been completed.
What does it mean to be a 'dangerous woman'? This initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities examined the label through guest contributions from a diverse range of women. The project ended on International Women's Day 2017, but their website remains a great resource.
University of Edinburgh researchers have published a key study on the effects of sexual violence in war. 'Physical, mental and social consequences in civilians who have experiences war-related sexual violence: a systematic review (1981-2014)' can be read and downloaded here.