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Gender, Justice and Security


The UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub is a five year project working at the overlap of Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality, Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions, and the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

"This platform will enable me to bring narratives and perspectives from Uganda to be part of this global conversation on gender equality, justice and security."

Dr Josephine Ahikire, Makerere University

“The Hub provides an amazing opportunity to work with our partners overseas to explore, through research and exchanges, the potential of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda to help deliver on the global challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals.” 
Professor Christine Chinkin, LSE

Conflict and gender-based violence have devastating, long-term consequences on individuals, families and communities. They also severely hamper the successful delivery of development goals internationally. This Hub seeks to advance sustainable peace by developing an evidence-base around gender, justice and inclusive security in conflict-affected societies. Working with international partners, it will expand research capacity and interdisciplinary research and connect with leading ambassadors for gender justice to translate insights into ongoing actions that improve lives.

The Hub is led by Professor Christine Chinkin in the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE, working with partners around the world and focussing on eight core sites: Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Lebanon, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Uganda.


April 2019

Three blog posts were published from Hub members on the new Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace & Security: 

March 2019

We're recruiting:

LSE PhD Studentships in Gender, Justice and Security

  • We're offering a prestigious LSE PhD Studentship for a doctoral project that addresses gender, justice and security in conflict-affected societies. Deadline 26 April 2019. More information, including how to apply and eligibility. 

February 2019

We're recruiting: 

January 2019


Hub research is organised in four thematic projects and two cross-cutting topics, led by Co-Directors in eight Lead Research Partner Organisations.

  • Transformation and Empowerment
  • Land, Livelihood and Rights
  • Migration and Displacement
  • Masculinities and Sexualities
  • Law and Policy Frameworks
  • Methodological Innovation

Partner Organisations

The Hub is a coalition of partners including major research institutions in the UK and Northern Ireland and researchers and advocates across the global south.

Lead Institutional Partners include: University of Ulster (Northern Ireland, UK); Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia); Makerere University (Uganda); University of Colombo (Sri Lanka); University of East London (UK); Middlesex University, (UK); the American University of Iraq Sulaimani (Iraq); London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine (UK); University of Sydney (Australia).

Project Partners include: Amani Institute (Uganda); De Justicia (Colombia); the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (Sri Lanka); MOSAIC - Mena (Lebanon); Paiman Trust (Pakistan); Women for Peace and Participation (Afghanistan).


The Hub is supported by management teams at each regional centre and at LSE, and overseen by an Advisory Board made up of internationally-recognised experts and advocates for gender justice. The Hub will also benefit from the engagement of an outstanding group of practitioners, researchers and policy makers who will champion its research. 

This Hub is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)  through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) - which is a key component in delivering the UK AID strategy and puts UK-led research at the heart of efforts to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

For more information about UKRI and the GCRF Hubs, visit:








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