Here I’ll share some of my favourite websites, podcast, newsletters and resources. I’m particularly keen to boost feminist resources, if you know of any I should include, let me know.
This is a work in progress and the below is in no particular order (yet)…
UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. One of the privileges of my time in New York was serving as Vice President of the Bureau of the UN Women Executive Board in 2014. I’ve worked closely with UN Women for year and their website is a gold mine of accessible information.
Data2X has some excellent resources on gender data.
Engenderings is a blog about the role of gender in cultural, social and political life, run by PhD students based at the LSE Department of Gender Studies and supported by a wider editorial collective. At the core of Engenderings is the idea that gender is everywhere and intersects with other analytical categories such as race, class, sexuality and disability, among others. It also shapes not only the way we move through the world – organising human bodies, sexualities, identities and the non-human – but also the way we relate to the world and to each other, in thought and in action, from political representation to cultural production.
The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership: “Chaired by Julia Gillard, the only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia, the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership brings together rigorous research, practice and advocacy to better understand and address the causes of women’s underrepresentation in leadership positions across sectors and countries and the way gender negatively impacts the evaluation of women leaders.” GIWL has an excellent podcast that I recommend.
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics) is a joint project of International IDEA, the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). “iKNOW Politicsis a unique platform that draws on the expertise of these four partners, acting as a one-stop shop for experts in the area of women’s political participation, as well as a platform that fosters exchange, dialogue and knowledge creation for all who are engaged in promoting women’s political participation.” Highly recommended for research and facts on women in leadership.