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Hazel Johnstone MBE

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Gender relations are global. They are key to understanding how the world works today. War, globalisation, sexuality, migration, representation, employment, media, history - all of these are gendered. If you are interested in global power relations, a gender analysis is essential.


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 https://soundcloud.com/policy-network/what-does-the-eu-referendum-mean-for-women


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.


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The EU and Gender Equality: better off in, or out?
  by Ania Plomien It is results day for the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union and I am on my way to Bucharest to give a talk on inequalities in contemporary Europe. Waiting to board the flight I catch fragments of speeches sprinkled with words like ‘inclusive’, ‘tolerant’, ‘generous’, ‘progressive’ and ‘European’. Condescending, as they are spoken […]

My curly hair / Meu cabelo crespo
by Adelimar da Conceição Click here for Portuguese version Everything started when my grandma called me to brush my hair, which was really voluminous and curly. I still remember how reluctant I was to brushing it when I was 5 years old. Blows on the head, pinches and punishment… Crying was not permitted, nor was any movement to avoid the […]

Measuring women’s work—more vexing than you might think
By Naila Kabeer Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates cited “time poverty” as a top priority in their 2016 Annual Letter, referring to the unpaid work that disproportionately falls on women and shining a spotlight on one of the most vexing challenges economists and statisticians face: how to accurately measure women’s work. New choruses demanding a data revolution to gauge progress toward […]