Newsletters

Issue 21

July 2020

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. You can find out more about the Grad Cert and enrolment for November here. At the beginning of the July, Dr Aaron Zelin presented his research on Tunisia as part of our Gender and Violent Extremism Research Series. You can watch a recording of the seminar here. 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 here.

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Issue 20

June 2020

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. You can find the latest reports and articles on COVID-19 by our researchers here.

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Issue 19

May 2020

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 here and an article by Professor Jacqui True and Professor Sharman Stone on Monash Lens here.

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Issue 18

April 2020

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.

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Issue 17

March 2020

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.

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Issue 16

February 2020

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.

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Issue 15

December 2019

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!

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Issue 14

October 2019

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 here.

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Issue 13

April 2019

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.

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Issue 12

February 2019

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.

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Issue 11

December 2018

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.

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Issue 10

October 2018

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.

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Issue 9

August 2018

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'.

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Issue 8

June 2018

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.

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Issue 7

April 2018

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.

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Issue 6

February 2018

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.

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Issue 5

December 2017

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.

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Issue 4

October 2017

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.

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Issue 3

August 2017

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.

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Issue 2

June 2017

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.

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