The Bloomsbury Gender Network is a network of colleagues working on gender, who are interested in sharing seminars, research and resources across the Bloomsbury universities.
We hope that you will be interested in joining the network and sharing your experiences and knowledge with us.  We organise an annual Colloquium as part of the International Women's Day celebrations; please see the 'Files' tab for previous years events.
The Bloomsbury Gender Network is delighted to announce our annual Colloquium, this year entitled 'Gender in Policy and Planning: Mainstreamed? Manipulated? Sidelined?'.  We would like to invite you to participate in this colloquium, to celebrate International Women's Day 2014, and the 30th anniversary of the Gender Policy and Planning Programme at the Development Planning Unit (DPU), UCL.  

'Gender in Policy and Planning: Mainstreamed? Manipulated? Sidelined?'
Wednesday 26th March, 2014
Venue: 118 Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF

Programme for the Colloquium:
14.00            Welcome and Introduction
14.15            Feminist Bureaucrats: changing organisations from the margins - Rosalind Eyben                                 (Honorary Professorial Fellow, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex)
14.35            Where is Gender Planning? - Caroline Moser (Emeritus Professor, University of                                     Manchester)
14.50            Discussion - led by Elaine Unterhalter (Institute of Education, London)
15.15            Tracing gender in a national South African literacy initiative: the contradictions of visible                         absences - Charlotte Nussey (Institute of Education, London)
15.30            Women's political participation and the politics of gender equality in Jordan - Marta                                 Pietrobelli (SOAS)
15.45            Discussion
16.00            Break
16.30            Manipulating health policy: Women's health in public-private partnerships -                                            Jasmine Gideon (Birkbeck)
16.45            DFID’s Strategic Vision for Women and Girls: Lessons Learnt – Jen Marshall (Head of                             Profession Social Development, DFID)
17.00            Policy and social change: What can we learn from gender mainstreaming? - Caren Levy                         (DPU, UCL)
17.15            Discussion
17.45            Close

Please also see our 'Events' page for details of our Feminisms, Gender and Sexualities seminar series, or click on the link at the bottom of this page.
The series is organised by Jenny Parkes, Emily Henderson, Charley Nussey & Claudia Lapping at the Institute of Education, designed for research students and staff to explore their work around feminisms, gender and sexuality. We meet informally about three times a term, twice during lunchtimes and once during the evening; at each session a speaker is invited to reflect upon their ideas as they develop, and to use the discussion space for the exploration of their own questions. Session topics located within diverse disciplines are encouraged. At least one seminar each term addresses LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) research. The session held in the evening is followed by drinks in the Institute of Education Student Union bar.

Please click on the link below to read a note from Naila Kabeer, responding to the rape of Nirbhaya, in India.

For inquiries regarding joining our email lists, please contact:
Charley Nussey  charley.nussey@gmail.com
Institute of Education, London