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  • Fatima Sadiqi and Liza Mügge

    “Impact of Daesh Ideology on Women’s Rights in North Africa” Lecture by Professor Fatima Sadiqi (University of Fez, Morocco)

    While Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIS and ISIL) loses territory in enduring military battles, its ideology continues to exert influence and spread through various regions, such as North Africa. In her lecture ...

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    “The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World” Lecture by Andrew Reynolds (Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

    Currently over 200 out LGBTQ members of parliament are located in countries all over the world. In his recently published book The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World Andrew Reynolds researched the history and the ...

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  • Barbara Risman

    “Where the Millennials will take us: A new generation wrestles with the Gender structure” Lecture by Prof Barbara Risman (Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago)

    Progress with regards to gender equality appears to be stalling since the late 1990s. Within public discourse, this development is explained primarily through either solely internal or merely external mechanisms, which does not pay tribute to the ...

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  • Jacqui True, Liza Mügge, Annette Freyberg-Inan, and Jana Krause (From L to R)

    “Inclusive Economies and Enduring Peace: What Difference Could Feminist Political Economy Make?” Lecture by Professor Jacqui True (Monash University, Melbourne)

    The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda represents the culmination of feminist activism around the need for the UN Security Council to recognize women as agents of peace and transformation in times of violence and conflict while also ...

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  • Francesca Romana Ammaturo

    “Gestational Surrogacy” in Italy: Tensions and Conflicts between the Italian Feminist and LGBT and Queer Movements

    When the long overdue bill on same-sex unions in Italy was scheduled for parliamentary discussion in 2015, opponents of same-sex couples’ rights warned against the fact that this bill could open the gate to adoption rights, as well as full access ...

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  • Kofman and Davidson

    Gender, class and family migration in Europe - Lecture by Professor Eleonore Kofman (Middlesex University, London)

    Restrictions on family migration, such as minimal income requirements, were increased within the last decades in various European countries. Those restrictions do not, however, lead to equal limitations of mobility of all individuals but depend ...

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    Constructing Gender Indexes: Applied Feminist Anthropology in Experiences in Africa (UN-ECA) and Indonesia – Lunch lecture by Saskia Wieringa (Professor of Gender and Women's Same-Sex Relations Crossculturally, University of Amsterdam)

    Indexes such as the Gender Development Index (GDI) or the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) are commonly used worldwide as measurement tools to assess women’s empowerment in different countries. As Wieringa discussed in her lecture, those indexes ...

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  • Liza Mügge (L) and Nikita Dhawan (R)

    Transnational Justice and Gendered Vulnerability: Feminist Politics and (Im)possible Solidarities - Lecture by Professor Nikita Dhawan (University of Innsbruck)

    Transnational social movements strive for the implementation and improvement of civil rights, such as women’s rights, world-wide. Yet, as Professor Nikita Dhawan (University of Innsbruck) argues, such movements are frequently embedded within ...

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  • Liza Mugge and Phil Hubbard

    The Repression of Sex Work in the Context of Urban Mega-Events

    Sport mega-events, such as the Olympic Games or World Football Cups, are publicly broadcasted via various media channels and receive high amounts of attention worldwide. Such sport mega-events are also accompanied by far-reaching consequences for ...

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  • Laura Serrant

    Screaming Silences: Laura Serrant on the scripting of race and sexual health

    How to deal with a contested term such as ‘blackness’ in the field of health and medicine? How to attend to ethnic diversity without reproducing negative stereotypes about ethnic groups? How do concepts of sexuality and ethnicity gain meaning in ...

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  • Victoria Budson and Liza Mügge

    ‘Who is designing your future? Why and how we need to elect women at all levels of government’

    Prime Minister Mark Rutte recently defended the low percentage of female ministers in the new Dutch cabinet by saying: ‘I would have liked to have more. But in the end, we’re going for the best people’. Victoria Budson (Women and Public Policy ...

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  • CJ Pascoe at ARC-GS Opening Event 2017

    ‘The Gender of Trumpism: Masculinity, Politics and the American Presidency’.

    Since the election of President Donald Trump, talk of what qualifies as a “real man” has dominated the media. Trump displays a type of masculinity, most clearly visible in his “grab them by the pussy”-comment, that many on the political denounce ...

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  • Unexpected Consequences: Women and Power in Postconflict Africa

    Civil war tears communities apart, causes massive death, destroys economic stability and creates long-term traumas. Nevertheless, the disruption caused by such conflicts can create opportunities for social and political change. In her lecture ...

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  • Linda Peake

    The feminizing city? – A workshop with Linda Peake

    How are we to understand the contemporary urban gender revolution? Are cities feminizing as a result of changing patterns of production and reproduction? Or are we to understand persistent gendered poverty and violence statistics as signs of ...

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  • Gender in the European Union’s External Relations: the EU as a Merchant and a Teacher

    As the first document of the European Union (EU) the new Gender Action Plan “Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations 2016 – 2020”, promises to take gender considerations in all EU external relations into account. ...

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  • ARC-GS Lecture: What Works for Women at Work

    Women have made enormous strides in gaining access to higher education and the workplace. However, gender biases in the workplace persist. Professor Joan C. Williams gave a lecture at ARC-GS, based on her book titled What Works for Women at Work: ...

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  • LGBTQI-Rights in Africa: the clash between national and international discourse

    LGBTQI-rights have taken centre stage within the broad discourse and practises of human rights in Africa. In her lecture, S. N. Nyeck, ARC-GS visiting scholar reflected on the debate on the LGBTQI-rights in Africa from a local, national and ...

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  • Workshop

    On the Politics of Respectability in Colonial Curaçao

    Dr. Rose Mary Allen is a pioneering oral historian and Senior Researcher at the University of Curaçao. She is the primary project partner in the NWO-funded research project “Cultural Practices of Citizenship under Conditions of Fragmented ...

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  • Book cover of Rape During Civil War

    Why do some armed groups rape but others never do? Rape as socialization in contemporary civil wars

    Throughout history, rape and other forms of sexual violence have been common in wartime. But it turns out that some of our understanding of why and how it happens is deeply flawed. In a lecture based on her book, Rape During Civil War, Dara Kay ...

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  • Response to Sonya Michel’s blog: Women and Radical Right-Wing Movements: What’s the Big Attraction?

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