Women are often associated with peace and reconciliation and men with war and violence. However, these stereotypes tend to overlook the role women play as perpetrators of violence and sexual abuses during wartime, since they are more commonly perceived as vulnerable civilians. Rebecca Solnit, in her work “Men Explain Things to Me”, highlighted that patriarchal […]
This article analyzes the various conditions women face in Switzerland, and how the work of the Centre LAVI (Loi sur l’Aide aux Victimes d’Infraction) is instrumental in helping them. During a recent interview in Geneva, Muriel Golay’s, director of Centre LAVI, was generous enough to share her views of possible solutions within the framework of […]
Female migrants face a double disadvantage due to both their gender and their status. Learning the host country’s language and finding a job are two crucial elements to integration for all migrants. However, migrant women are often hampered in this process due to family obligations. Current policies focusing on migrant women’s economic, social, and health-related […]
The media is a critical tool that frames the way we perceive and think of our society, as well as the way we act. It creates and perpetuates narratives and influences how we consider men’s and women’s roles in public and private spheres. Women in the media are often under-represented and portrayed in stereotypical ways. […]
On January 25th, Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenage girl, gave a speech at the 2019 Davos World Economic Forum, stating “I don’t want your hope, I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel everyday and I want you to act. I want […]
This article considers to what extent strategic measures to promote gender equality are implemented through feminist platforms and initiatives. In the course of my research, I had the opportunity to speak with the founders of an online app “Garde ton corps” (keep and protect your body) that aims to ensure women’s security in the city […]
This article is the second part of a two-part article focusing on the impacts of online and offline surveillance of women’s behaviour, and how it is influenced by technology. Gender in public and private spheres The dichotomy between public and private highlights the blatant inequalities that women face. It is worth considering how these two […]
In this articles, Sarah Haddjeri examines the way the feeling of fear has invaded public spaces in Europe and how it has contributed to ostracize Muslim women. Despite political resolutions to promote equal opportunities, Muslim women are excluded from most of debates and decisions about their body and appearance. Yet, they try to find alternatives to empower themselves.