GenPol for CODE

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We are extremely proud of our contribution to the work of the Coalition
for Digital Equality
, a network of researchers, innovators, activists and social entrepreneurs committed to address digital gender inequalities in Africa. In 2020-2021, CODE has hosted events, delivered training, put together policy recommendations for policy makers and other stakeholders. It has also established a series of awards for exceptional social innovators and advocates in Ghana and Uganda. We are now happy to announce the award winners. Many congratulations to all!

GenPol on Vanity Fair

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We are very excited to see our work covered by Vanity Fair…! In this
interview, our CEO Lilia Giugni speaks of GenPol’s mission, and of our many research and activist projects. Enjoy!

Selling liberation – award winning research on gender washing

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Our CEO Lilia Giugni and her co-author Paul Tracey (University of Cambridge) have been awarded the prestigious EGOS Best Paper Award for their research on gender washing (the appropriation of feminism by multi-national corporations). At GenPol, we thoroughly reflect on the use of feminist themes and languages within private firms, and particularly on how this may have the effect of diluting and de-politicising core gender equality messages. If you want to know more, you can watch the presentation Lilia gave on this topic to University of Cambridge students and staff.

GenPol for the G20

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Our CEO Dr Lilia Giugni has addressed G20 international
at the High Level Parliamentary Consultation, hosted by the Italian All-Party Parliamentary Group in collaboration with the women’s rights NGO AIDOS and the Italian G20 Presidency. Among other things, Lilia has spoken of gender injustice in cities and of possible solutions to gender-based inequalities and violence in urban contexts. Watch her remarks, together with those of other speakers from academia, UN agencies and various world parliaments here.

GenPol for Efeminista: Women in the public space

Our best New Year’s resolution for 2019? To continue to support women in politics.

Spanish magazine Efeminista interviewed our CEO Lilia Giugni and discussed British politics, feminism and how digital violence hits women in the public space harder, especially when they face additional layers of discrimination due to their race, sexual orientation, religious belief, socioeconomic class, ability, etc.

We do need more women in positions of power, but we also need them to be unequivocally feminist.

Read the full feature here (in Spanish).

GenPol on BroadwayWorld – How to prevent abuse in the arts

UPDATE: On 16/10/2018 our partnership with University Women in the Arts has officially been announced on Broadway World. Read all about it!


18/07/2018. We’re excited to share BroadwayWorld‘s article on our partnership with University Women in the Arts!

Jennifer Tuckett, Director of University Women in the Arts: “We are delighted to be working with GenPol on this panel event as part of our new major project we are running with GenPol on how to prevent abuse in the arts. We hope the panel will offer important advice for female arts students, women wanting to work in the arts, and those who work with them in the education sector and arts industry”.

Lilia Giugni, CEO of GenPol: “We are thrilled to be partnering with University of Women in the Arts to help prevent sexual and gender-based violence in the art industry. Discrimination, sexism and actual abuse undermine the lives and careers of too many women artists. We hope the panel will offer a little taste of the forthcoming book on which we are working together and the solutions we propose.”

Read the full article here and join the panel discussion on July 20th 2018 as part of London Writers’ Week. Panellists also include The Guardian Higher Education Network editor Rachel Hall, playwright, mentor and Learning and Participation Manager at the Ovalhouse Theatre Titilola Dawudu, and playwright, Artistic Director and BBC New Talent Hot List writer Jingan Young.


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GenPol for EUobserver – EU needs comprehensive sex ed

GenPol’s research associate Nathalie Greenfield has been featured on yet another major international outlet, this time EUobserver. Nathalie has written before about the need for better sexuality and relationship education, and she makes a strong case for a comprehensive European effort.

Read more by Nathalie


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