Feminism and Communities of Care

By Centre for Gender Studies|November 5, 2019|Blog Posts, CGS Seminar Series, MA Students|17 comments

By Ippy Gupta Feminism and self-care – two of today’s hottest topics, buzz words, perhaps even millennial obsessions. But what do they really mean and what on earth do they have to do with each other? In an age where the demand of everyday life is asking so very much of us that burn out is inevitable at some stage, what can we do about it? The Centre for Gender Studies

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This is Artful Resistance: The Power of Tatreez

By Centre for Gender Studies|November 5, 2019|Blog Posts, MA Students, Uncategorized|0 comments

By Erin Quinn This summer, I had the privilege of returning to work at Bourj el Chemali, a Palestinian refugee camp founded in 1955 by UNRWA (United Nation Relief and Works Agency) following ’Nakba’ or ‘catastrophe’ seven years before. I worked alongside an organization called LEAP (Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians) whose partner organization Beit Atfal Assumoud (BAS) was founded in 1976 after the Tal Al Zaatar

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“It’s Ok to Be Different”? Prevent, British Values and the Birmingham LGBT Lessons Row

By Centre for Gender Studies|May 30, 2019|MA Students, Our Work|0 comments

Benny Hunter is a postgraduate student studying Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice. He is also a writer and campaigner for migrant and refugee rights. Twitter: @BennnyH Guardian writers profile: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/benny-hunter “It’s Ok to Be Different”? Prevent, British Values and the Birmingham LGBT Lessons Row Since January of this year, Parkfield Community School in Birmingham has found itself at the centre of a ‘row’ over the education of primary-school children on LGBT issues.

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Feminist Responses to State Violence

By Centre for Gender Studies|May 29, 2019|CGS Seminar Series, Events, MA Students|0 comments

by Lola Olufemi Lola Olufemi is a black feminist from London. She’s currently finishing her masters in Gender Studies at SOAS. She is the author of a forthcoming book about feminism set to be published in 2020 as part of Pluto Press’ ‘Outspoken’ Series. Feminist Responses to State Violence was a day of panels and workshops that took place took place on April 13th 2019 at the School of African and

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Why Our Feminism Must be Anti-Fascist

By Centre for Gender Studies|January 25, 2019|CGS Seminar Series, MA Students|0 comments

Why Our Feminism Must be Anti-Fascist By Erin Quinn SOAS’ Centre for Gender Studies concluded its seminar series for the term on Thursday, December 13th, with a discussion of the relationship between feminism and anti-fascism with activists from Sisters Uncut, a feminist direct action group fighting in solidarity with survivors of domestic, sexual, and state violence, and Brazilian Women Against Fascism UK. The panel discussed the rise of fascism in

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Publication – ‘The Devil is in the Details’: development, women’s rights and religious fundamentalisms

By Akanksha Mehta|May 11, 2016|MA Students, Our Work, PhD Students, Publications|0 comments

Former MA student and research associate at CGS, Isabel Marler, has co-authored a piece – ‘The Devil is in the Details’: development, women’s rights and religious fundamentalisms – for Open Democracy. Dealing with the escalation of violence against women across the world requires a wider adoption of a feminist approach to working at the nexus of development, religious fundamentalisms and women’s rights. Kurdish women march against “ISIS” in London on International Women’s

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Our Work – Activism, Art, Research – A blog on Kashmiri Half Widows by MA Student Niharika Pandit

By Akanksha Mehta|April 16, 2016|Activism, Creative Projects, MA Students, Our Work, Teaching|0 comments

CGS MA student, Niharika Pandit, has put together a project for her Gender, Armed Conflict, and International Law module. The project, on the topic of half widows in Kashmir, is in the form of a live blog with sections arranged like that of an essay. However, it will be more interactive, beginning conversations on research, art, methods, and activism. Visit the project here.  About this project This blog is an attempt to

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Our Work – Awards – Geetakshi Arora awarded the first Noor Inayat Khan Prize

By Akanksha Mehta|April 8, 2016|Awards, MA Students, Our Work|0 comments

MA Gender Studies ALUMNa, GEETAKSHI ARORA,  awarded inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize Geetakshi Arora, a student from India who studied for an MA Gender Studies at SOAS University of London during 2014-15, has been awarded the first Noor Inayat Khan Prize for her ‘outstanding’ dissertation. The prize is awarded by the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust and the SOAS South Asia Institute (SSAI) to a SOAS MA student working in

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Our Work – Publications- Article by Molly Ackhurst

By Akanksha Mehta|April 1, 2016|MA Students, Our Work, Publications|0 comments

Molly Ackhurst, who joined us on several MA modules in the 2014-15 academic session, published an article titled, RETHINKING AND INTERSECTIONALLY DECONSTRUCTING CONTEMPORARY SEX WORKERS RIGHTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES, in the Kent Student Law Review. Access it here.  Sex work and the laws that surround the selling of sexual acts have been always been plagued by debate, and these discussions are becoming increasingly more volatile. This paper attempts to breach the

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