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Hazel Johnstone MBE

Departmental Manager



Dr Kate Steward

Manager (Taught Programmes, Events)



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.


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.

For more news about the Gender Institute and projects undertaken by the department, please visit the News page

Gendered Inequalities: Policy and Practice Perspectives

The Gender Institute will co-host a public lecture with the Gender & Development journal, Oxfam and Routledge on Friday 2 October 2015. Speakers will include: Chiara Capraro (Christian Aid and the UK Gender and Development Network), Professor Naila Kabeer (LSE Gender Institute), Professor Diane Perrons (LSE Gender Institute) and Daria Ukhova (Oxfam and the University of Berlin). The chair is Caroline Sweetman (editor, Gender & Development) and the discussant will be Laurie Adams, Director of Women's Rights at Oxfam GB. 


HeForShe #GetFree tour: panel discussion on developing an inclusive campus culture

On Wednesday 7 October 2015, LSE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce will host a discussion on building a more inclusive campus culture. During the panel discussion, we intend to explore both the challenges for building an inclusive living and learning environment at university as well as strategies for achieving greater gender equality both in the professional world and within particular academic disciplines, university programmes, student initiatives, and social environments. Speakers include: Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Lena Schofield, Hilary Stauffer and Charles Stephens.


Gender and the Politics of Shame

Dr Clara Fischer, Newton International Fellow at the Gender Institute has organised a day-long conference on Gender and the Politics of Shame, which will take place on Saturday 14 November 2015. The event brings together activists and scholars from a variety of disciplines, with a keynote address by Prof. Sally Munt. This conference is now fully booked.

For more upcoming events and to view past events, please visit the Events page.

Someone you know: the Rapist. Examining perpetration at the Clear Lines Festival
“Sister to sister you sound my grief with your heart beats.” (Ruth Graham 2012) In the midst of dissertation writing season, from the 30th July to the 2nd August, the first ever festival about consent and sexual violence, Clear Lines, came to South London, in a bold attempt to replace the “shame and silence usually associated with this issue, with insight, understanding and community“. […]

The Attack Against Mamá Maquín and Guatemala’s “Eternal Spring”
2016 will mark 20 years since the signature of the Guatemalan Peace Accords, which brought an end to Guatemala’s 36-year long armed conflict and genocide. The war’s casualties included over 200,000 mostly Mayan indigenous lives and thousands of disappeared and displaced. Yet, despite being a country officially at peace, high rates of ongoing violence – from violent crime to attacks […]

Troubling borders: A brief reflection from Engenderings
To start off the new academic year, two of our blog editors write on the issue of borders, drawing on the refugee crisis from a British and Canadian perspective. Annette and Julia both participated in the #RefugeesWelcomeHere march on Saturday September 12. Here they reflect on some responses to the refugee crisis and the importance of the politics of borders […]