RSC Public Seminar, 5pm, Wednesday 22 May: ‘Endurance and Involuntary Return to Senegal’

admin 21st May 2019

RSC Public seminar 5pm Wednesday 22 May on Endurance and involuntary return to Senegal with Dr Anne-Line Rodriguez (Queen Mary University of London)  Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB Seminar series: Everyday Resistance to the European Governance of Migration Series convenor: Dr Cory Rodgers About the seminar Over the last […]

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Friday in Focus: Mwai Daka

admin 17th May 2019

In 2015, I was awarded a Postgraduate Scholarship to complete an MA in Politics at the University of Sheffield and I am currently undertaking an MA in Law at the University of Bristol (2018-2020). My research interests are human rights, democracy and land tenure in Africa. Before getting involved with the Oxford Human Rights Hub, […]

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New book from Professor Maya Unnithan: ‘Fertility, Health and Reproductive Politics: Re-imagining Rights in India’

admin 9th May 2019

Set in the context of the processes and practices of human reproduction and reproductive health in Northern India, this book examines the institutional exercise of power by the state, caste and kin groups. Drawing on ethnographic research over the past eighteen years among poor Hindu and Muslim communities in Rajasthan and among development and health […]

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Open Letter to the Bar Council of India

admin 6th May 2019

This is an open letter to the Bar Council of India co-written by OxHRH blog editor Gautam Bhatia, originally published on You can see the post here. To the Chairman of Bar Council of India April 21, 2019 Respected Sir, There is nothing more pivotal to the Indian democracy and to the Indian Constitution than […]

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RSC Public Seminar Series, Trinity Term 2019

admin 3rd May 2019

Everyday Resistance to the European Governance of Migration 5:00-6:30pm, Wednesdays, Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House Series convenor: Dr Cory Rodgers As national immigration and asylum regimes become increasingly restrictive in countries around the world, “Fortress Europe” stands out for its efforts to regulate human movement both within and beyond its borders. Following the 2015 […]

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Friday in Focus: Suzy Shepherd

admin 26th April 2019

Hello! I’ve just joined the OxHRH as the resident videographer, to do the producing, filming, and editing for the Shaping the Future: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights project in partnership with the WHO. We’re aiming to create eight films, each 15-20 minutes long, exploring how human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be used […]

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Summer Academy: Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development, 2-6 September 2019 Koç University, Istanbul

admin 24th April 2019

The UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development is proud to offer a one-week international summer academy on “Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development”. This program aims to respond to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It will bring together leading academics, UN and GREVIO experts, and femocracts […]

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Call for Papers – Gender Studies 2019 Conference: On Violence

admin 10th April 2019

The conference will be held from 24th of October – 26th of October 2019, University of Helsinki, Finland. Call for papers for all workshops: After selecting the appropriate workshop, you can submit your paper proposal using an e-form:   The submitted paper proposals will be sent to the workshop organizers, who will select the papers to […]

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New book from Professor Frances Raday: ‘Economic Woman: Gendering Inequality in the Age of Capital’

admin 8th April 2019

This book introduces Economic Woman, making her visible in duality with ‘economic man’ and calling for her empowerment. Global data shows that despite an international ethos of gender equality and significant gains in education and political representation, there is a grave deficit in women’s economic power. Revealing a near male monopoly in macro-economic decision-making, the […]

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