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Talk4Peace project explores Transformative Mediation and Inclusive Peacebuilding

Talk4Peace is a new project funded by the North-South Research Programme, jointly led by Dr Maria-Adriana Deiana, from Queen’s University Belfast and co-director of the Centre for Gender in Politics, and Dr Heidi Riley, from the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin. This project seeks to further our understanding of transformative mediationContinue reading “Talk4Peace project explores Transformative Mediation and Inclusive Peacebuilding”

International Perspectives on Trans Rights and Policy in the context of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands

As part of 2022 Belfast Pride celebrations the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UK, the Centre for Gender in Politics at Queen’s University Belfast and HERe NI hosted the event offering international perspectives on trans rights and policy. The event featured three speakers representing trans politics in unique contexts, the RepublicContinue reading International Perspectives on Trans Rights and Policy in the context of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands

Queering Women, Peace and Security project focuses on Improving Engagement with queer women in peacebuilding

The Queering Women, Peace and Security (WPS) project is a British Academy funded Innovation Fellowship led by Dr. Jamie Hagen from Queen’s University Belfast and co-director of the Centre for Gender in Politics, and Anupama Ranawana from Christian Aid UK, which focuses on improving engagement with lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LBTQ) women in WPSContinue reading Queering Women, Peace and Security project focuses on Improving Engagement with queer women in peacebuilding

New CGP policy brief highlights how and when to research LGBTQ people in conflict

In June of this year Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, developed a report on the Gender Theory. The UN Gender Theory report was delivered to the Human Rights Council at its 47th session. Included in the report is input offered from over 500Continue reading “New CGP policy brief highlights how and when to research LGBTQ people in conflict”

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”

Are you interested in getting involved in feminist activism in Northern Ireland?

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?”

Conversation with Gemma Bird launches new CGP theme ‘Feminist Dialogues on the Politics of Borders’

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’”

Queer@Queen’s: Queen’s, Outburst and Queer Arts in Belfast

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”

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