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LSE Gender has a new Selected Media pageWe have updated our new website with a number of new pages, including a 'Selected Media' page where we will place all LSE Gender-related media.
LSESU Award Wins for LSE Gender
The Department of Gender Studies staff and PhDs won a number of awards in the 2017 LSESU Student-led Teaching Excellence Awards. We want to say a huge thank you to the students that nominated us!
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The Persistence of Gender Inequality - New Book by Mary Evans
In this engaging new book, Mary Evans argues that optimistic narratives of progress and emancipation have served to obscure long-term structural inequalities between women and men, structural inequalities which are not only about gender but also about general social inequality.
LSE Gender celebrate International Women’s Day and Support the Global Women’s Strike, March 8th 2017!
Click above to read the statement by Clare Hemmings, Director of the Department of Gender Studies, and LSE Library's bold women project.
Congratulations to our LSE Gender Excellence In Education Award Winners!
LSE’s Excellence in Education Awards are made to staff who have demonstrated outstanding teaching contribution and educational leadership in their departments. In this series, we talk to some of this year's award winners to find out more about their excellent teaching and the different approaches they take to working with students.
Professor Diane Perrons, LSE Gender
Professor Wendy Sigle, LSE Gender
Dr Sadie Wearing, LSE Gender
Dr Ania Plomien, LSE Gender
Academics abroad: Dr Sumi Madhok gave one of the keynote lectures The Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) conference in Lund on “Modern Matters: Negotiating the Future of Everyday Life in South Asia” on Wednesday 21 September entitled “Is a Non-Hegemonic Human Rights Talk Possible?”
The EU and gender equality: better off in or out?
Dr Ania Plomien comments on the UK Referendum, exploring questions of inequality, gender and im/migration
Gender Institute wins LSESU Departmental Excellence Award
At the student-led teaching awards at LSE, the Gender Institute and our staff won a number of awards.
Thank you to all the students who nominated us!
What does the EU Referendum mean for women?
On 8 March Policy Network hosted an event focused on women and the upcoming EU referendum. Panelists Ania Plomien from the GI along with Emma Reynolds MP, Cordelia Hay, Sam Smethers, Catherine Mayer, and chair Ayesha Hazarika considered what EU membership means for women in Britain and looked at the ways in which progressive politics can engage with women in the run up to 23 June referendum. Organised by GI alumna Emma Kinloch. Audio recording is available from
Investing in the Care Economy - report launched
A gender analysis of employment stimulus in seven OECD countries, with contributions from Diane Perrons, Director of the GI, and Zofka Łapniewska, a former GI Visiting Fellow.
Gender, Inequality and Power Commission
The findings from the LSE's Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power will be launched at an event on Tuesday 13th October at LSE. The event is free and open to all - no tickets required. The Commission is examining issues within politics, law, the economy, and media and culture, and it is co-directed by Professors Diane Perrons and Nicola Lacey (pictured).
British Council publication on working with women and girls
The British Council has published Naila Kabeer's study on 'Women and Girls: the British Council approach' and this is now available online. In this study Naila explores how women and girls can be empowered to promote gender equality through public life, sport and peacekeeping.
Women's claims-making project: Naila Kabeer's contribution now available online
Naila Kabeer's thematic study: 'Women Workers and the Politics of Claims-Making in a Globalizing Economy' is now available online. This study was prepared for the UNRISD project on 'When and Why do States Respond to Women's Claims? Understanding Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in Asia'.
'Cohesion is key to fostering gender inequality' by Professor Diane Perrons
Professor Diane Perrons (Director of the Gender Institute) has written an article for the European Progressive Observatory. The article, 'Cohesion is key to fostering gender inequality', discusses how women have been adversely affected by changes in the labour market wrought by neo-liberalism, while their social position means they have often been hardest hit by post-crisis austerity policies.
Professor Diane Perrons has contribited to the European Commission's report on 'Visions for Gender Equality'
The European Commission has published a report on the 'Visions for Gender Equality', in which Professor Diane Perrons, Director of the Gender Institute and Professor of Economic Geography and Gender Studies, has written a chapter. Her chapter is 'Gender equality in times of inequality, crisis and austerity: towards gender-sensitive macroeconomic policies'. The report can be accessed online here.
The Gender Institute welcomes the opening of the new International Inequalities Institute
Diane Perrons (Director of the Gender Institute) and Naila Kabeer (Professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute) joined Thomas Piketty (Pictured and Centennial Professor at LSE’s new International Inequalities Institute), Lisa McKenzie (Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at LSE) and Stephanie Seguino (Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont, USA) on a panel discussion on ‘Gender and Everyday Life’. This panel was part of the conference on ‘Inequality in the 21st Century: a Day Long Engagement with Thomas Piketty’, which took place just before the opening of the new International Inequalities Institute. The new International Inequalities Institute website is now available to access online.
The Gender Institute hosts the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power. The Commission is designed to draw on LSE research and external experts to provide theoretical and empirical knowledge to inform public and policy debates in the UK concerned with understanding and addressing the complex and multidimensional character of inequality and power imbalances between women and men. The Commission is examining issues within politics, law, the economy, and media and culture, and it is co-directed by Professors Diane Perrons and Nicola Lacey (pictured).
Professor Diane Perrons led a public lecture on 'Gender, Inequality and Power' to introduce the Commission. Please click here to access the podcast of this lecture.
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