Gendered Vulnerabilities in the Middle East

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On Thursday May 14, 2020, Sciences Po's Gender Studies Programme (PRESAGE) and Sciences Po's Center for International Studies (CERI) co-organised a Webinar to exchange ideas on the needs and requirements of refugees and internally displaced persons in the camps. With:

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Five podcasts to listen to while social-distancing

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In 2020, PRESAGE — Sciences Po's Gender Studies Programme — celebrates its 10 years of existence. An exceptional Lecture Series was scheduled for Spring Semester 2020 to mark this occasion. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, several talks were cancelled and postponed.

Since its creation in 2010, Sciences Po’s Gender Studies Programme records the talks given by guest researchers. Here are five podcasts to listen to while you are social-distancing.

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Halving it all

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On February 26, 2020, Francine Deutsch, Professor Emerita of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts), gave a Lecture at Sciences Po as part of PRESAGE 10 years celebration. She presented her research on equally-sharing couples around the world who are thwarting social norms and achieving equality at home.

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Gender budgeting

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How are public resources collected and spent? Taxation and public spending can have different impacts on women and men because of their different situations, needs and priorities in life. Policies which appear neutral on the surface may in fact increase gender inequalities.

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Sexuality and Violence in Historical Perspective

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Public awareness and debates surrounding sexual abuse in everyday professional and personal lives have increased exponentially since the sexual harassment scandals of October 2017 and the galvanization of the #MeToo movement.
Yet, what is now commonly referred to as the “Weinstein effect” has a longer pre-history. Beginning in the 1970s, when feminist theory and gay liberation introduced theories and methods to conceptualize and analyze sexuality within of complex power asymmetries, historians have paid particular attention to sexual and gender-based violence.

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