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Jenny Edwards

Project Manager

Research

Programme

Action for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA)

Action for Empowerment and Accountability is an international research programme which explores how social and political action can contribute to empowerment and accountability in fragile, conflict, and violent settings, with a particular focus on Egypt, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Project

Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Research Programme Consortium

Pathways is a research and communication programme which seeks to discover where women are achieving real gains despite or because of policy and practice. It looks at how this has happened, and aims to make these pathways visible so that we can build on these revealed successes.

Publications

Journal

Challenging Binaries to Promote Women’s Equality

Feminist Dissent 3

In this special issue of Feminist Dissent, we are calling for a new interpretive framework that recognises the multiple genealogies that have contributed to binary constructs of the Western/secular versus the authentic/religious; takes into account the different power positionalities of those...

27 November 2018

Journal Article

Beijing+20: Where Now for Gender Equality?

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The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), celebrated by feminist activists as a triumph for women's rights, is 20 years old. The world that it once described has changed profoundly in some respects, and yet in others remains surprisingly similar. This IDS Bulletin reflects on those...

27 July 2015

Publication

Pathways of Women’s Empowerment: Stories of Influence

This report explores the strand of work developed by the Pathways of Women's Empowerment programme under the IDS Gender, Power and Sexuality Programme supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). It demonstrates how Pathways' existing work related to the overarching...

1 March 2015

Jenny Edwards’s recent work

Upcoming Event

Democracy in crisis? Democratic innovations and the future of politics

Democracy is under stress throughout the world. Trust in elected leaders is declining in key countries and remains too low in others. In the UK, the Brexit referendum has thrown one the world’s democratically elected legislatures into chaos. In other places, rising right-wing populist...

12 June 2019

Cluster

Gender and Sexuality

IDS is well known for its progressive gender research, knowledge sharing and teaching, and for the central role it has played in the conceptual shift from a 'women in development' to a 'gender and development' focus, as well as for critically bringing sexuality and masculinities into gender...

News

Call for Papers: IDS Bulletin on Sexual Harassment and Accountability

This is a call for papers for a special issue of the IDS Bulletin which will be looking at how accountability for addressing sexual harassment actually works on the ground. This call is open to scholars, practitioners, policy experts and activists, and we welcome contributions from around the...

17 May 2018

Past Event

The Turn to Resilience in Humanitarian Aid

Although some aspects of aid never seem to change, the author maintains that we are currently experiencing a significant turn in humanitarian aid. Whereas some changes are enabled by technological innovations, such as the use of digital payment systems or drones.

5 June 2017