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Feminism & Gender Democracy

Feminism & Gender Democracy

With varied political perspectives and personal experiences, the Gunda Werner Institute seeks unifying answers to the remaining unsolved questions of gender justice.

Women's power in the strongholds of the Patriarchate

Report

Conservative values and patriarchal structures are increasingly gaining importance as right-wing populism grows stronger. According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report, we will need another 200 years before we achieve equality between men and women worldwide.

By Laura Meier

The life of men in the North Caucasus

Survey

In 2016, with the support of the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the international center Free Happy People, a group of researchers investigated problems and beliefs of men living in four Russian republics: Chechnya, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria and Ingushetia.

By Irina Kosterina, Ekaterina Ivanova

Peace & Security

Peace & Security

The Gunda Werner Institute is particularly involved in a peace politics that is appropriate for gender and security policy, because until now this field has been largely male-dominated.

A feminist critique of the atomic bomb

Weapons prevent war. So goes the “realist” discourse about nuclear weapons. A feminist analysis helps to understand how nuclear weapons are a patriarchal tool, and how it benefits the patriarchy to advocate for their continued existence in the arsenals of a few selected governments.

By Ray Acheson

Europe

Europe

Europe continues to play an important role in the long quest for equal rights and emancipation. However, a lot of progress at the EU-level is realized neither on a local nor on a regional level.

International Gender Politics

International Gender Politics

Gender relations are defined and re-defined by constantly changing economic, social and political processes. International gender politics need to reflect the interdependence of state, economy and society.

 

Queer and Here!

As a minority within the minority, spaces for queer refugees are scarce. Mohammad Dalla ​organized "Queer and Here" to adress the urgent need for visibility, nationwide guidelines on special vulnerability, as well as scientific research on the experiences of queer refugees - a step towards dignity and genuine safety.

By Mohammad Dalla

Women, Security and Israeli Politics – Going Backwards

The number of women in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, reached a record high last year, but even then they accounted for only 30% of all Knesset Members (34 out of the 120 Knesset members). However, it is already projected that following the elections the number of women Members of Knesset will be even lower.

By Anat Saragusti
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