We should be careful not to adopt the gender-biased assumptions of traditional IR theorists who systematically categorize women as the victims, and men as the perpetrators of state violence. Indeed, women can also be the perpetrators of state violence. The former Government Minister for Women and the Family, Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, has for example not only facilitated the massacre of Tutsis in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, but has also ordered and directed rapes and killings with the final aim of wiping out the Tutsi population.
Written by Liza Kinnear, a Russian/Scottish third year law student. Donald Trump’s rise to power in the United States, amongst other atrocious consequences, signifies a very real threat to women’s rights. I speak specifically of a woman’s right to control her own body and reproductive health. Only a few weeks into his presidency, it has…
Written by an anonymous contributor. The ‘One China Policy’ has long been a point of contention. Yet few have overtly challenged the Asian superpower on its strategy towards Taiwan. While Beijing deems the island of Taiwan a breakaway province and nothing more, a significant portion of Taiwan’s residents aggressively reject this identity they’ve been assigned….
Written by: Hannah Bondi, a second year BA Philosophy undergraduate whose main interests lie in intersectional feminism, the refugee crisis and politics. She is currently working with Women for Refugee Women and European Network of Migrant Women. Like so many others I was shocked by Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States of America….
Written by Sydney Nam, a regular contributor. Sydney is a second year War Studies & History students, and her specific interests involve social injustice of ethnic-minorities (particularly in East-Asia) and about the violation of women’s rights in conflict-zones, such as South Sudan. A week ago, the world galvanized as a collective voice to speak out…
On Saturday 21st January 2017, citizens across the world mobilised in support of the women of Washington DC taking to the streets to make their voices heard against the biggest threat to their hard-won and inalienable rights.
From diplomatic service to broadcast journalism, this is Nicola Kelly’s story on her journey as a successful woman in the communications and media sector.
Based on a central piece, “Mother, Daughter and Doll” by Boushra Almutawakel in the exhibition “She Who Tells a Story”
As AI plays a larger role in our lives, steps must be taken in order to ensure that the gap between developed and developing countries does not grow larger, especially for specific groups, like women, who feel the lasting effects of being pushed aside as secondary priorities by their respective governments and societies.
On Thursday the 6th of October, one of the supposedly most powerful positions in the world was filled: with Ban Ki-Moon’s mandate ending in December, the United Nations’ top job, that of the Secretary General (SG), was selected. Antonio Guterres, ex-Portuguese Prime Minister (1995-2002) and ex-UN High Commissioner for Refugees (2005-2015) will, from January, be…
Israeli women’s peace activism since 1993 has introduced a new frame for the peace project, analytically and practically, stepping away from Track One diplomacy to focus on the essential task of reconciling Israeli and Palestinian civil societies through a more egalitarian partnership imbued with intersectionality.
In November this year, the citizens of the United States will be choosing the next person responsible in leading the country. There is a lot of controversy regarding the winner of the elections. What makes it more intriguing is a woman being amongst the candidates, and the possibility for her to be the first female American leader. Will she have what it takes for such a position?