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Find our more about how we focus on Gender Justice through research, teaching, and knowledge exchange.

Political Settlements Research Programme

Examining how political settlements come into being, how open and inclusive they are, and how internal and external actors shape them - including through a gender lens.

Scottish Feminist Judgements Project

The SFJP is a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick that is creating a space for re-imagining the processes and outcomes of judging in key cases from feminist perspectives.


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.

Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Colour in Europe

One-day symposium of over 100 activists, practitioners, artists and scholars, critically debating contemporary Black feminist and womanist theories and practices in Europe. Now in its second year. (7 October 2017, Amsterdam)

Minority Women, Activism and Austerity

A comparative study examining 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 here.

Feminizing Politics and Power

ESRC Seminar Series 2015-2017 that reconsiders the potential for feminization in contemporary UK politics, focusing on inclusion.

Histories of Gender and Sexuality

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.

The Dangerous Women Project

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.

Postgraduate Gender Research Network of Scotland

 A new network connecting postgraduate researchers of gender at Scottish universities.

Women in International Law Network: WILNET

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.

Scottish Gender-Based Violence Network

The Scottish Gender-Based Violence Research Network brings together people involved in research on gender violence issues from academic and statutory or voluntary sector organisations.

UN Women

UN Women is the UN organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Feminism and Institutionalism International Network

FIIN is a group of feminist scholars from Europe, Australia, and North America exploring the interplay between feminist approaches to gendered institutions and new institutional theory.

Gender and Political Processes in the Context of Devolution

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.

Sexual Violence in War

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.

Gender Politics Research Group

Bringing together researchers who use gender and feminist analyses in their research, in Politics and International Relations and beyond. For all latest information on this, please go to genderED.

Centres and Projects

Other Centres and Projects working on issues of Gender Justice.