Gender

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Here are the research projects dealing with issues of Gender. You will also find the list of recent publications related to this cluster.


A Feminist Analysis of Social and Solidarity Economy Practices: Views from Latin America and India

Dr Christine Verschuur, funded by SNIS. December 2015–May 2018.
This research project aims at understanding the practices, social relations and power relations in relation to social reproduction within the social and solidarity economy.
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The Gender Dimensions of Social Conflicts, Armed Violence and Peacebuilding

Professor Elisabeth Prügl, Christelle Rigual, Rahel Kunz, Wening Udasmoro, Arifah Rahmawati, Joy Onyesoh and Mimidoo Achakpa, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) within their joint Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d Programme). February 2014–January 2020.
Quantitative research has demonstrated a strong correlation between levels of gender inequality and violent conflict, suggesting that women’s subordination and vulnerability is a significant predictor of armed violence. The project combines approaches from gender studies and conflict research to unravel the mechanisms that produce this correlation.
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Gendered Globalization of the Legal Professions: Comparing the Early-Stage Careers of Lawyers in Switzerland, France, Germany and the U.S.

Associate Professor Grégoire Mallard, funded by SNSF. May 2015–April 2018.
This research analyses how globalisation is affecting women's legal careers at a moment when they constitute an increasing share of the population of lawyers. It will document in different national contexts how globalisation is changing the rules of the game for lawyers in terms of their social capital, education, and legal training, restructuring the organisation of legal practice and altering the rhythm and trajectories of men and women’s careers.
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The Gospel of Birth Control: Prophets, Patients, and the Global Family Planning Movement

Assistant Professeur Nicole Bourbonnais,  
This project explores the rise of transnational birth control campaigns, family planning activism, and reproductive health/rights movements from the 1920s onwards.
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Land Commercialization, Gendered Agrarian Transformation, and the Right to Food

Professor Elisabeth Prügl with Dr Christophe Gironde and Dr Fenneke Reysoo, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) within their joint Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d Programme). February 2015–January 2018.
This project applies a right-to-food and gender-equality perspective to examining changes in food security in the wake of land commercialization in two case countries, Cambodia and Ghana. It seeks to answer three research questions:  (1) What gendered changes in livelihoods arise from contemporary processes of land commercialization, and how do these affect food security? (2) How do local, national, and international gendered power constellations and policies influence changes in food security? (3) How does the promotion of gender equality and the right to food affect changes in food security?
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