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Gender Justice



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.

Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Colour in Europe

Archive from a day conference hosted in Edinburgh to start the 2016-17 academic year. The conference examined how we theorise and practice Black feminism and womanism in Europe today. View the Storify, blog posts and archive here.

Minority Women, Activism and Austerity

A comparative study examining minority women’s experiences of, and activism against, austerity in Scotland, England and France.

Feminizing Politics and Power

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

Gender History Network

Bringing together researchers ad others with an interest in gender history across all periods of time and through various historiographical approaches.

The Dangerous Women Project

What does it mean to be a 'dangerous woman'? This initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities examines the label through guest contributions from a diverse range of women.

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.

Gender Equality Architecture Reform in the UN & Early Days: Building UN Women

Two linked projects that map the creation of the UN's new entity for gender equality.

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 includes researchers from the University of Edinburgh, and explores the relationship between gender and devolution in Wales, looking at both the National Assembly for Wales and Welsh local government.

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.

Centres and Projects

Other Centres and Projects working on issues of Gender Justice.