This month, we hosted Dr Laurence McKeown and Nicholas Rasmussen at the GPS Centre, held a webinar marking one year since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as well as a joint event with the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability providing a gender lens on pandemic recovery in Southeast Asia.
This month we launched with the Australian Feminist Foreign Policy Coalition our Issues Paper on Afghanistan and Women, Peace and Security: Betrayal or Renewal, which is generating impact in Australia and around the world. We also presented at the 2022 ASAA Conference, hosted Professor Jane Freedman for the seminar series and interviewed Farkhondeh Akbari for our researcher spotlight.
This month, we welcomed Gwendolene Cheve to the GPS Centre, hosted Dr Eviane Leidig for the seminar series and released the Indonesian language version of one of our latest research reports.
The GPS Centre hosted Dr Marta Havryshko and Dr Julia Zulver for two webinars this past month on sexual violence in Russia’s war in Ukraine and High-Risk Feminism in Colombia respectively. We also released two reports this month, one on Gender Military Advisors by Katrina Lee-Koo and Eleanor Gordon, and a second by a project team involving Samanthi Gunawardana.
This month we hosted a PhD student lunch to welcome our cohort back to campus, started a new project with FHI360 and USAID and published the final reports from our 2021 UN Women project. We also hosted Claudia Delfabro for our April Seminar and said farewell to our founding patron, Dr Sharman Stone.
This month we reflected on our IWD's event, hosted Dr Jennifer Thomson for our GPS Seminar Series and announced the online launch of our final report for our recent project with UN Women.
Welcome to the first GPS newsletter of 2022! In this issue we celebrate International Women's Day with 'A Tribute to the Fight of Women and Girls in Afghanistan'. We also welcomed three new Postdoctoral Research Fellows to the Centre and continued our Afghan Women Peer Mentoring Program and debate series with Monash International Affairs Society and Afghans for Progressive Thinking.
In December, we reflect on our 16 Days of Activism campaign that raised awareness for the challenges women in Afghanistan are still enduring as well as announced our new Monash Peer Mentoring for Afghan Young Women program and the recording for our 16 Days event with Natasha Stott Despoja AO.
In November we launched our "Geo-Political Security" website, resumed the Australia-Afghanistan Intercollegiate debate series and participated in the SEA Women Peacebuilders conference as well as announced our 16 Days of Activism event with Natasha Stott Despoja AO.
This month we continued our support for our friends and colleagues in Afghanistan. We also held our Crisis and Depletion event as part of our Emerging Practices in Regeneration: A Symposium on Feminist Alternatives to Depletion series.
The last month, we watched the situation in Afghanistan deteriorate. Together with the Monash International Affairs Society, Monash GPS worked continuously to support our friends and colleagues in Afghanistan.
Welcome to the August edition of the GPS Newsletter. This month UN Women released an animation promoting the latest research of the GPS Centre, we discuss our Emerging Practices in Regeneration symposium event coming up in September and the GirlUp Leadership Summit Tour.
Welcome to the July edition of the GPS Newsletter. This month Centre Director Professor Jacqui True spoke at the UNDP Oslo III Digital Conference and presented the findings from Monash GPS's project in Libya, Morroco and Tunisia with UN Women.
Welcome to the June edition of the GPS newsletter. Members from the GPS Centre recently released their analyses on Australia’s Second National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) 2021-2031 which you can read more about. Watch Dr Marie Berry and Sinduja Rajahis discuss their recent project comparing and evaluating women's empowerment interventions that followed war in ten countries. You can also catch up on the fourth session of the US-Australia Indo-Pacific Conversation Series hosted by Pacific Forum, and the latest toolkit in the WICID Methods Lab Toolkit Series.
Welcome to the May issue of the GPS newsletter. On April 6 we welcomed Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss (American University) for her webinar discussing her research into violent extremism and how young people are radicalised in a range of environments. Our PhD researchers presented their research at the first Gender Agenda International (GAI) and Monash PhD Scholar exchange.
In this issue we visit our second GPS webinar of 2021, Hate in the Homeland and Youth Radicalisation with Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss, our #March4Justice last month, and International Women's Day. We also held a webinar with Dr Elizabeth Pearson (Swansea University), Emily Winterbotham (RUSI) and Dr Katherine E Brown (University of Birmingham) where they discussed their recent book - Countering Violent Extremism: Making Gender Matter.
Welcome to the first GPS newsletter of 2021! In this issue we visit the webinar Countering Violent Extremism: Making Gender Matter with Dr Elizabeth Pearson (Swansea University), Emily Winterbotham (RUSI) and Dr Katherine E. Brown (University of Birmingham). The Monash GPS Centre has launched their new ARC Discovery Project titled Gendering Peace Mediation this year, and Dr Melissa Johnston from Monash GPS and Dr Jayanthi Lingham from WICID Warwick launched a new educational resource: Inclusive Economies, Enduring Peace: The Transformative Role of Social Reproduction: An annotated bibliography.
Welcome to the last issue of the GPS newsletter for 2020. In this issue we look at the webinars we were pleased to co-host: New Methodologies of Measuring Women's Unpaid Labour: The Feminist Everyday Observatory and Vital Voices: The Pacific and Southeast Asia Response to the UNSC WPS Anniversary Debate. Also a reminder that our Graduate Certificate of Gender, Peace and Security will be open to both domestic and international students in 2021, where students have the option of studying online only or via a mix of online and face-to-face classes.
This month we commemorated 20 years of the Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda with our event co-hosted with AMAN Indonesia, What's Next for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda at 20? To find out more about the event and blog statements from the six speakers, please visit The Women, Peace and Security Agenda.
Welcome to Issue 23 of the GPS newsletter. We participated in the joint W/GPS Centres webinar on the role of academia in realizing the potential of the Women, Peace & Security agenda, hosted two seminars with Dr Joana Cook on women’s roles in counterterrorism and Dr Keshab Giri on women combatants in the Maoist insurgency in Nepal, and continued our ‘Toward Inclusive Peace’ debates with Afghans for Progressive Thinking. Recordings of all events are available on our website. We also launched our 'Inclusive economies, enduring peace' research collaboration with Warwick University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for International Development (WICID) in a joint webinar. Please join us on Thursday 24 September at 6pm (AEST), 9am (BST).
Welcome to issue 22 of the GPS newsletter. We're pleased to announce the publication of a new report with the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development (WICID) on Inclusive Economies, Enduring Peace in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, which is part of a Monash Warwick Alliance funded project. Read more about this project. We're co-hosting an online event to launch the report with WICID on Thursday 24 September. Find out more and register for this event.
Welcome to the July issue of the GPS newsletter. The first unit for 2020 in our Graduate Certificate of Gender, Peace and Security took place this month through online learning. The second unit, Gender-based Policy and Planning, will take place online in November. Find out more about the Grad Cert and November enrolment. At the beginning of the July, Dr Aaron Zelin presented his research on Tunisia as part of our Gender and Violent Extremism Research Series. Watch a recording of the seminar. Last month, we were pleased to co-host the launch of the PeaceFem app with UN Women, the University of Edinburgh and Inclusive Peace. The PeaceFem app brings together data on women and peacemaking in one easy-to-use app in English and Arabic. If you missed it, you can watch a recording of the launch.
Welcome to the June issue of the GPS newsletter. Earlier this month, the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley met with Professor Margaret Gardner AC, President and Vice Chancellor of Monash University, Professor Sharon Pickering, Dean of Arts, Professor Jacqui True, Director of Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre, and Associate Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Director of Monash Gender and Family Violence Centre, to discuss recent research on the gendered impacts of COVID-19. See latest reports and articles on Gendered Impacts of COVID-19.
Welcome to the May issue of the GPS newsletter. Last week, we were pleased to announce the publication of the report from our first survey, Mapping the Impact of COVID-19 on Women, Peace and Security Practitioners in the Indo-Pacific Region. You can now read the full report and an article by Professor Jacqui True and Professor Sharman Stone on Monash Lens here: Coronavirus crisis compounds efforts to reach and protect vulnerable women and children.
Welcome to the April issue of the GPS newsletter. This month, our researchers have reflected on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in their areas of research. Jacqui True examines how women’s leadership could enhance global recovery, while Eleanor Gordon and Samanthi J. Gunawardana explore the impacts of COVID-19 in countries that are already facing development challenges. Elsewhere, Eleanor Gordon and Katrina Lee-Koo consider the danger of the disease in the world’s largest refugee camp, in Cox's Bazar, and Alexandra Phelan, Nuri Veronika, Helen Stenger & Irine Gayatri examine how violent extremist groups are adapting the evolving crisis.
Welcome to the March issue of the GPS newsletter. It is a challenging time globally with the spread of Covid-19. This newsletter features an online piece by Sara E. Davies, Sophie Harman, Jacqui True and Clare Wenham on why gender matters in the impact and recovery from Covid-19. We are pleased to announce a new initiative in partnership with Afghans for Progressive Thinking (APT) and the Monash International Affairs Society (MIAS) to organise a series of debates on the role of women, human rights and gender equality issues in the Afghan peace process.
Welcome to the first GPS newsletter of 2020! It's been a busy start to 2020 with the publication of a special section in Social Politics on post-conflict care economies.
Welcome to the December issue of the GPS newsletter. On 18 November in Tunis, the UN Women and Monash GPS report on Gender Equality and Violent Extremism: A Research Agenda for Libya was launched. The report is now available on our website here. We're also pleased to announce the publication of new reports on Gender Responsive Alternatives to Climate Change in Cambodia, Kenya and Vanuatu in collaboration with ActionAid. You can read about the research on The Conversation and Monash Lens. Best wishes for the new year from the team at Monash GPS!
Welcome to issue 14 of the GPS newsletter. This month we're pleased to announce the publication of a new policy brief examining misogyny, violent extremism and the implications for PVE. You can read the full brief on our website.
Welcome to the April issue of the GPS newsletter. Monash GPS are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to a Monash Warwick Alliance funded project, Inclusive economies and enduring peace: the role of social reproduction. Please visit Jobs at Monash for more information about the position and how to apply. Earlier this month, we launched the new Oxford Handbook on Women, Peace and Security in Melbourne with a public panel discussion featuring Miki Jacevic, Jennifer Wittwer, Katrina Lee-Koo and Jacqui True.
Welcome to the first GPS newsletter of 2019! Monash GPS warmly invites you to attend a public panel discussion, Implementing the UN Women, Peace and Security agenda: Promises, Possibilities and Pitfalls, which will launch the new Oxford Handbook on Women, Peace and Security, edited by Professor Jacqui True and Associate Professor Sara Davies from Monash GPS, and published by Oxford University Press. This evening's panel discussion, led by Mr Mirsad 'Miki' Jacevic, Vice Chair of Inclusive Security, will raise a number of issues addressed in the Handbook regarding the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda around the world. Register here to join us on Monday 1st April.
Welcome to the December issue of the Monash GPS newsletter. This month we're pleased to announce that we will be offering a Graduate Certificate of Gender, Peace and Security commencing July 2019. The Grad Cert will enable leaders to better integrate gender perspectives into peace and security policymaking at all levels – local, national, regional and global.
Welcome to the October issue of the Monash GPS newsletter. On 5th October 2018, Professor Jacqui True, Associate Professor Katrina Lee-Koo (Monash GPS), Associate Professor Sara Davies (Griffith), Dr Nicole George (UQ) and doctoral candidate Sarah Hewitt, hosted a Regional Stakeholder Conference in Bangkok.
Welcome to the August issue of the Monash GPS newsletter. This month's newsletter features blogs by Professor Jacqui True and Associate Professor Katrina Lee-Koo on the gender politics of the Australian leadership spill and Julie Bishop's resignation as Foreign Minister. We're also pleased to announce that Monash GPS has been awarded funding from UN Women for the project ‘Building a Stronger Evidence Base: A Gender-Sensitive Approach to Preventing Violent Extremism in Asia and the Pacific'.
Welcome to the June issue of the Monash GPS newsletter. This month's newsletter features new reports by Monash GPS with Plan International on Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices from South Sudan and Voices of the Rohingya. And with UN Women Asia and the Pacific, on Empowering women for peaceful communities: Evidence from Indonesia and Bangladesh.
Welcome to the April issue of the Monash GPS. This month we launched the website, Mapping Peace, for the ARC Linkage Project, Towards Inclusive Peace: Mapping Gender Provisions in Peace Agreements, in which we partner with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Welcome to the first Monash GPS newsletter of 2018! Monash GPS is pleased to announce a new project with UN Women on Gender Equality and Violent Extremism: A Research Agenda, led by Professor Jacqui True, Associate Professor Kerry O'Brien and Dr Eleanor Gordon, and partnering with Eirene Associates, Morocco. This month the GPS Centre welcomed visiting scholars, Professor Annica Kronsell from Lund University, Dr Claire Duncanson from the University of Edinburgh and Dr Serene Ho from KU Leuven. We are also pleased to announce that Melissa Johnston joined us as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
Welcome to the December issue of the Monash GPS newsletter. Last Thursday Monash GPS and Georgetown Institute for WPS co-hosted the launch of the Women, Peace and Security Index in Melbourne. This month's newsletter features blogs covering the Foreign Policy White Paper. It also includes blogs by PhD candidates, Maria Tanyag (Research Fellow) for 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and Sarah Hewitt on interpretative research.
Welcome to the October issue of the Monash GPS newsletter. This month Monash GPS released the report, Preventing Violent Extremism: Gender Perspectives and Women's Roles and co-hosted the Supporting Young Women's Leadership Workshop, with IWDA and World YWCA, and Betty Barkha shares her insights from the four days.
Welcome to the August issue of the Monash GPS newsletter. This newsletter features a blog by Monash GPS Director, Professor Jacqui True, on the role of women in preventing violent extremism in Asia. Recently we marked International Humanitarian Day by speaking to Monash GPS Steering Committee Members Sarah Boyd, Eleanor Gordon and Hannah Jay to hear their reflections on women's leadership in the humanitarian sector and the barriers they face.
Welcome to the June issue of the Monash GPS newsletter. This newsletter features the announcement of Dr Sharman Stone being appointed foundation Patron of the centre; news of Monash GPS in London; and a blog on the recent Human Rights Council Youth Forum in Geneva by Dr Lesley Pruitt.