Gender Equity

The gender equity research team seeks to promote a better understanding of the issues concerning any self-identifying woman as well as topics regarding LGBTQIA+ communities. Team’s research aims to highlight the intersection of sexuality, gender expression, and racial identity.

A Gender-Relational Approach Applied to Refugee Programmes

This toolkit is part of HDRI’s first toolkit series and is a collective effort made by our fellow researchers Iliana Flores Pérez, Mélissa Hamdi, Silvana Limni, Loïs Willekers and research coordinator Lilou Berenguier. Published on June, 2021 The front page cover illustration is courtesy of theartist, Rouxbin Smit, and is protected by copyrights.For further/any queries,… Read more “A Gender-Relational Approach Applied to Refugee Programmes”

Enacting a Cultural Shift in Universities

This toolkit is part of HDRI’s first toolkit series and is a collective effort made by our fellow researchers Eva Kandoul, Jillian Montilla, Aayesha Shagufta, Lili Vessereauand research coordinator Lara Haoudi. Published on June, 2021 The front page cover illustration is courtesy of theartist, Rouxbin Smit, and is protected by copyrights.For further/any queries, please contactrouxbinesmit@gmail.com

Decriminalising Sex Work in India: A Gendered Perspective

Sex work and Prostitution is said to be the oldest profession in the world, but there is a contentious dichotomy and a deprecatory view on prostitution today. The social status of prostitution in ancient and regulated pre-colonial India fostered more agency than today. The exigencies of British morality denigrated the perception of sex workers and… Read more “Decriminalising Sex Work in India: A Gendered Perspective”

Wrestle Like a Girl – The Effect of Gender Stereotypes on Women’s Participation in “Masculine Sports”

In theory, women and men are equally able to access sports in Europe: that is, no law forbids girls from participating in a specific sport. In practice, gender stereotypes stand in the way, affecting men and women’s beliefs and behaviour. Not only do gender stereotypes lead people to comply with gender roles but transgressing them… Read more “Wrestle Like a Girl – The Effect of Gender Stereotypes on Women’s Participation in “Masculine Sports””

Care Economy and Covid-19: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

The global pandemic has challenged our world, health systems are drained, socio economic divides widened, and the priorities of governments, civil society, and the private sector have shifted. Women care workers are on the frontline of the battle against COVID19. With a global focus, this paper will give a brief introduction about the care-economy, by… Read more “Care Economy and Covid-19: Turning Challenges into Opportunities”

A Public Private Partnership for the Free Provision of Menstrual Hygiene Products by the French Government

The French government’s recent announcement of its will to subsidize menstrual protections calls upon reflection of the factors leading to menstrual precarity. Of course, the societal taboo around menstruations is responsible for the lack of accessibility of menstrual products, which, unlike many necessary products, have been deemed women’s responsibility and even classified as “luxury products”… Read more “A Public Private Partnership for the Free Provision of Menstrual Hygiene Products by the French Government”

LGBT+ Communities and Inclusive Policies: What are the Key Challenges in Paris?

In recent years, Paris has demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting LGBT residents as well as visitors, with the ambition of becoming “the capital of LGBT tourism and inclusion”. By signing in 2015 the “Charte d’Engagement LGBT”, the City of Paris has confirmed its intention to fight discrimination and homophobia within its institutions. Furthermore, by… Read more “LGBT+ Communities and Inclusive Policies: What are the Key Challenges in Paris?”