Feminist Activism and the Politics of Crisis: Why gender sensitive analysis and policymaking must be a priority
Read findings emerging from the latest research conducted by the Centre’s co-directors, Dr Maria-Adriana Deiana and Dr Jamie Hagen, with Danielle Roberts, doctoral candidate at Ulster University and policy officer at Here NI. Our research project sought to investigate the impact of the crisis engendered by the Covid-19 pandemic on feminist activism and gender equalityContinue reading “Feminist Activism and the Politics of Crisis: Why gender sensitive analysis and policymaking must be a priority”
Earlier this year, we partnered with Reclaim the Agenda for a workshop on how to make feminist activism part of our everyday. Watch below the recording of our conversation with some phenomenal women organising on various issues in Northern Ireland and beyond. Hear more about how to get involved – even if that’s from your sofaContinue reading “Are you interested in getting involved in feminist activism in Northern Ireland?”
This year our research theme is ‘Feminist Dialogues on the Politics of Borders’. With this theme we will explore the following key areas: Border politics in the everyday: race, gender, sexuality How can feminist and queer theory resist and move beyond borders of the nation-state? What work are activists doing to confront the violence ofContinue reading “Conversation with Gemma Bird launches new CGP theme ‘Feminist Dialogues on the Politics of Borders’”
How is the current crisis impacting on feminist activism and gender politics more broadly? How can feminist and LGBTQ+ activists sustain collective organizing in moments of crisis?
Belfast was a somewhat different place in 2008 when the first Queer at Queen’s took place. The region’s LGBTQI+ community had been dealt a blow by, firstly, a number of serious homophobic attacks that had occurred in the preceding years and, secondly, by the public and political response to those attacks, including the now infamousContinue reading “Queer@Queen’s: Queen’s, Outburst and Queer Arts in Belfast”
On 13 September the Centre for Gender in Politics co-hosted an event with HEReNI. The event was virtual and open to the public. We began the event with a screening of the film ‘The Berlin Years’ which, ‘documents Audre Lorde’s influence on the German political and cultural scene during a decade of profound social change,Continue reading “Pride in Solidarity Audre Lorde event recording”
In 2016, images from the beaches of Nice were published, showing a group of male police officers stripping a Muslim woman wearing a Burkini, an overall swimsuit that includes a Hijab. The French law prohibits wearing an “integral veil” for reasons of public safety on the one hand and “explicit religious sign” in public schools on theContinue reading “Femonationalism and the Preoccupation with Muslim Women’s Bodies.”
Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, ‘everyone has the right to education’. The establishment of this right in social and legal discourses, as well as increased access to schooling in many countries within the last one-hundred years has led to the perception of education as essentially inclusive. In this context, accessContinue reading “Why intersectionality cannot wait. Considering Northern Ireland’s widening participation policy”
On the 30th October 2014, soldiers of the Sudanese army searched houses, severely beat residents and raped women and girls in the Sudanese town of Tabit in a series of attacks over a 36-hour period. According to one report, over 200 cases were credibly reported, with two soldiers stating, “that superior officers had ordered them to ‘rapeContinue reading “The Intersection of Gender, Power and Violence in Armed Conflict.”
Welcome! You have recently joined HAPP as an Illuminate Fellow. Can you tell us a bit about the focus of your research in this role? My research is broadly concerned with Irish feminisms, embodiment and reproduction, theories of emotion and affect, and feminist-pragmatism. My current interests lie specifically with reproduction and abortion rights on theContinue reading “Welcoming Clara Fischer to the Centre for Gender in Politics: An interview”
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