Happy International Women’s Day
2020 has been a complex year for so many of us. Inequalities have been underlined and cracks in existing models exposed. At GenPol we are more committed than ever to our mission of finding gender-based solutions to societal problems and advocating for a fairer, safer world.
To mark this year, we’ve put together a round up of our 2020 highlights and a sneak-peak of some 2021 projects we can’t wait to share with you.
Wherever you are, stay safe.
The GenPol Team
This year we have….
–Been invited by the Foundation for European Progressive studies and the Fondation Jean Jaurès to be part of their #StopGBV series.In a collaborative article commissioned for the series, we consider the far-reaching impact of #DigitalGenderBasedViolence and its systemic roots.
Other interesting articles from the series can be found here
-Presented our findings on DGBV to EU policy-makers and stakeholders from the private, public and third sector at ‘The Silencing effect’, an advocacy event we co-organised with women’s network Brussels Binder in December 2020. You can rewatch it here.
-Partnered with researchers and practitioners from the UK, Uganda and Ghana to collect data about the digital gender gap in Africa and identify and test solutions towards digital equality (more details here.
-Spoken at CODE (Coalition for Digital Equality) Forum, discussing the gender digital gap with researchers, social entrepreneurs, funders, activists and digital experts from Africa and Europe. You can find out more here.
-Recorded a podcast about digital gender injustice and possible solutions at the EU level in collaboration with FEPS. You can listen to it here.
-Continued to gather new data by collecting interview testimonies and survey entries on women’s and non binary people’s digital experiences during the pandemic in Italy and the UK
-Continued to animate discussions between gender, social and environmental experts and advocates. You can read more on our approach to intersectionality and cross-movement alliances here and here.
Coming up soon…
-New online events bringing together gender and social justice activists and experts in collaboration with our friends from FILL. Read more here.
-A new study on technology and gender, coming in Spring/Summer 2021
Dates for your diary
– March 11th: Our CEO Lilia Giugni will speak about digital gender-based violence and the intersections between gender and technology at the University of Trento. More details and a link to the webinar here.
-March 20th: our Policy Officer Chiara De Santis will be speaking at the 2021 Students for Global Health Conference on Health, Tech, and Equity. You can find out more here.