Sexual Violence and the French Justice System

An interview with Véronique Le Goaziou, researcher and Sciences Po Press author
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Only a small proportion of rape cases are ever brought to trial. Most are closed, some are reclassified as simple sexual assaults. In a book published by the Sciences Po Press, entitled Viol. Que fait la justice? [in English, Rape: What does the justice system do?], Véronique Le Goaziou, a researcher at the Mediterranean Laboratory of Sociology, examines the legal treatment of sexual violence and explores the parameters of restorative justice. Read the interview.

Approaching the history of sexual violence

An interview with Elissa Mailänder, Associate professor at Sciences Po
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Elissa Mailänder is an Associate professor at the Center for History at Sciences Po. Her work focuses on violence from a gender perspective. She answers our questions on sexual violence. An interview.

Uncovering French gender-based violence and harassment legislation enforcement

An interview with Marie Mercat-Bruns, Affiliated Professor at Sciences Po Law School
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Marie Mercat-Bruns is Affiliated Professor at the Sciences Po Law School and a tenured Associate Law Professor in Private Law and in Labour and Employment Law at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM). She discusses sexual  harassment and gendered violence in the context of French law, and explains how organisations can take action. An interview.

A holistic approach to young migrant women’s political participation

An interview with four Master’s students
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On the occasion of International Migrants Day on December 18, 2020, we interviewed Carolina, Faty, Gabrielle, and Jillian, four Sciences Po Master’s students who are conducting a research-action project on the participation of young migrant and refugee women in international political processes in Europe.

Complement research with action

Four Master’s students work on increasing the participation of young migrant and refugee women in global decision making processes: an interview
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During the 2020-2021 academic year, Carolina, Faty, Gabrielle, and Jillian, Master’s students at the Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs, are joining the Women Forward International platform. They conduct a research-action project for and with the European Network of Migrant Women on the participation of young migrant and refugee women in international political processes.

On telemedicine abortion

An interview with Hazal Atay, researcher and Ph.D. candidate at Sciences Po
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Hazal Atay is a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at Sciences Po’s Center for Political Research (CEVIPOF). Complementary to her Ph.D., she studies telemedicine abortion and works as the Helpdesk and Outreach Coordinator of Women of Web, a non-profit organisation providing help and information on safe abortion and contraception.

Sciences Po student chosen to represent France at Girls20 Summit

Meet Lamia Mounavaraly, Master’s student at Sciences Po
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Lamia Mounavaraly is a Master’s student in Economics and Public Policy at the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs. This fall, she flew the flag for French women at the prestigious G(irls)20 Global Summit. She tells us about her experience as an official delegate.

"I felt the need to get involved in a cause that was close to my heart"

Alice Voirand is a recipient of the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies
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A recent graduate of the Master in Public Policy at the School of Public Affairs, Alice Voirand has just earned the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies, which attests to her multidisciplinary training in gender studies. Below, she recounts her academic, professional and associative commitments to women's health.

"Studying gender has been an empowering experience"

Adrián Lasa Mediavilla, Sciences Po Graduate, is a recipient of the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies
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Adrián Lasa Mediavilla is graduating from the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs. He is a recipient of the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary award in the social sciences that attests to a student’s acquisition of demonstrable academic expertise within the field of gender studies. He tells us about his academic and professional career.

International development from the gender angle

Lucia Soldà, Sciences Po Graduate, is a recipient of the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies
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Recent graduate in International Development at the Sciences Po School of International Affairs, Lucia Soldà has always sought to develop an interdisciplinary academic expertise within the field of gender studies. She is a recipient of the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies, concluding successfully her graduate studies programme. She tells us about her course of higher education in gender studies and her plans for the future.

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