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Created by the European Institute for Gender Equality, this Gender Glossary and Thesaurus provides a helpful overview of issues and terms concerning gender democracy.

GWI Publications

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Women’s bodies have regularly been – and still are – the central target of conservative and fundamentalist ideology and praxis. This essay provides analytical background information for critical and controversial debates and motivation to explore political intervention.

Roadmap to 1325

The UN resolution 1325 It could be a milestone for gender-equitable security policy. This volume contributes to filling the gap in knowledge about approaches both to gender-sensitive peace and security policy.

International Gender Politics

Trans, intersex, queer: Germany’s highest court makes groundbreaking ruling

The German Federal Constitutional Court has ordered the legislature to provide a third gender option beside male or female in the country’s birth registry – or else do away altogether with information on gender in civil status. This puts Germany in a position to play a leading role in Europe on this issue.

By Leo Yannick Wild

No Greens no Love?

The outcome of the legislative elections in Austria will have repercussions on different levels. A look both into the national and European level unveils what is at stake for LGBTI rights.

By Alast Najafi, David Scharpf

Dossier: Beijing+20

Claiming back the F Word: Feminism and Women’s Glossy Magazines

Women’s magazines have long faced critique for their often narrow and conceptualized portrayal of women and the impact that this has on the consumer. In their paper, Joy Watson and Claudia Lopes explore both harmful and emancipatory  aspects of women's magazines over different periods in time.

By Joy Watson, Claudia Lopes

The Feminist Moment

Magnus Hirschfeld with his companion Tao LiToday marks the 150th birthday of German doctor, sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld. As founder of the first homosexual emancipation movement in Germany, Hirschfeld pioneered a new way of conceptualizing gender beyond the heteronormative binary. In 1897, Hirschfeld and several colleagues founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee, which was the first organization of its kind to address and fight for the decriminalization of homosexual sex, as well as a campaign for the legal and social recognition of lesbian, gay, trans* and inter* people. Hirschfeld created the "Institute of Sexual Research" in 1919. However, following Hitler's rise to power, Nazis plundered and destroyed the institute and its library as part of their propaganda censorship campaign. Shortly thereafter, Hirschfeld fled to Switzerland, where he lived in exile until his death in 1935 — Creator: wellcome. CC-BY 4.0