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News > Blogs: "Perspectives, Provocations & Initiatives" > Perspectives, Provocations & Initiatives: Gender
: People wearing face masks in Macau during the Covid-19 pandemic - Photo by Macau Photo Agency
How Women are Leading Countries Through the Pandemic: A Lesson for the Future

Women heads of state have demonstrated highly effective approaches to pandemic control during the current crisis. Why are they so successful, and what… More...

Gendering pandemics: identifying the unequal impacts of COVID-19

Gender & Dev students Isabelle Tickel, Madhurima Sanyal & Rebeca Moreno Sandoval tell us how women are unduly affected by health pandemics and ask for… More...

Cameroon Women & Youth on the Frontline Against Covid-19

Wazeh Nicoline Nwenushi (MAGen28) tells us more about the response to Covid-19 by the women and youth of Cameroon More...

Photo by Deviana Dewi
Women in Leadership: but why does leadership have to be gendered?

Deviana Dewi (MADev08) on challenging sterotypes, fighting bias, mainstreaming the gender lens, and understanding & respecting women's choices More...

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Feminist Latin American movements demanding sexual and reproductive health and rights

Latin America women have mobilised to demand access to education, contraceptives, and abortion as restrictions on access to sexual and reproductive he… More...

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Women's struggle in Afghanistan: An Insight from a Human Rights perspective

Current student Nandhini Jaishankar's (MADev13) looks at what the history of women in Afghanistan tells us about women's rights as Human Rights More...

Mario Patinho [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]
Muxes, the third gender that challenges heteronormativity

In Mexico there is a third possibility of gender: the Muxes. Challenging social traditions, Catholicism and a patriarchal perspective, they are social… More...

Image: By UN Women CSW63 Closing Session (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Listen to girls: Making social protection work for girls and young women at CSW 63

After experiencing CSW63 IDS student Amy Quinn-Graham (MAGen31) challenges policymakers to include young women in their process, even if that means di… More...

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Women's rights in Brazil will face their biggest threat under Bolsonaro's government

IDS MA Gender & Development Students Barbara Da Silva Paes and Nana Soares (MAGen32) tell us why women will be leading the opposition to Bolsonaro's m… More...

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A report from Shishu Aangina's Workshops on Gender Equality, Mental Health and Wellbeing for Youth

Mahumda Rahman Khan (MA7) tells us about the Workshops on Gender Equality and Mental Health held in Bangladesh in collaboration with private universit… More...

Video: Q&A on Gender Justice

Watch this short video made by Chloe Vaast (MAGen25) for the #MAGen30 Gender Justice week More...

Still rising: women's movements in a changing world

Guest Blog for the Spotlight on #GenderJustice week in celebration of #MAGen30 Zohra Moosa (MA16), Dinah Musindarwezo (MA20) and Lee Webster (MA18) More...

Signing the #BeBoldForChange wall at the USAID / BRUR event in Bangladesh
Proud to promote Gender Equality

Mahmuda Khan (MA7) shares a report from an event in Bangladesh saying "I always feel proud of being an IDS Alumnus, when doing something to promote ge… More...

Books of my livelihood; By Yu Morita CC BY-SA 2.0
WHY (CHEMICAL) CASTRATION WILL NOT END GENDER AND SEXUALITY BASED VIOLENCE IN INDONESIA

why arguing the case for chemical castration isn't the solution More...

By Hernán Piñera: "Vitrified environment" (CC BY-SA 2.0)
What's Next on Gender and Environment?

The Challenges of Self-Reflexivity More...

Gender Takeover Board
Gender Takeover Week 2016

Read an MA Gender student's account of the 2016 gender takeover More...

Annual District Level Meeting (Mahadiveshan). Credit: Akansha Yadav
Redefining roles in gender & monetary decision making

Akansha Yadav (MADev05) narrates a tale of rural women in Jharkhand who take implementation into their own hand and make monetary decisions of a scale… More...

Street Football, by Dani Vazquez
Sport, Gender, and Breaking Down Social Barriers - A Conversation with Alison Carney

Edwin Moses interviews IDS Alumna Alison Carney (MAGen25) on her work with engaging girls in sport for development More...

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