Archives for the month of: March, 2016

The project Bleeding Love: Raising Awareness on Domestic and Dating Violence Against Lesbians and Transwomen in the European Union, co-funded by the European Commission within the specific program “Daphne 2007-2013”. It aims at countering domestic and dating violence against lesbian, bisexual and transwomen (LBT in acronym).

The project involves several European Union member states (Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Portugal, United Kingdom, Hungary) and wishes to explore the causes of violence, the characteristics of the perpetrator, the way in which it occurs and, with the help of an awareness raising campaign, wishes to make lesbian, bisexual and transwomen become more aware and to help them recognize and prevent violence.

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The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer 

Gender Training and Gender Expertise 

Edited by María Bustelo, Lucy Ferguson and Maxime Forest 

About the book 

The Politics of Feminist Knowledge Transfer draws together analytical work on gender training and gender expertise. Its chapters critically reflect on the politics of feminist knowledge transfer, understood as an inherently political, dynamic and contested process, the overall aim of which is to transform gendered power relations in pursuit of more equal societies, workplaces and policies.

At its core, the work explores the relationship between gender expertise, gender training and broader processes of feminist transformation arising from knowledge transfer activities.

Examining these in a reflective way, the book brings a primarily practice-based debate into the academic arena. With contributions from authors of diverse backgrounds, including academics, practitioners and representatives of gender training institutions, the editors combine a focus on gender expertise and gender training, with more theory-focused chapters.

Dr María Bustelo is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and director of the Master on Evaluation of Public Policies at Madrid’s Complutense University, Spain. An expert in the evaluation of gender equality policies, she has published extensively on Spanish gender policies and on the practice and evaluation of gender mainstreaming.

Dr Lucy Ferguson is a consultant for the UN Women Training Centre in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. Her previous research on gender expertise has been published in the International Feminist Journal of Politics and she was a member of the OPERA research team. As a practitioner, she works as a gender expert and trainer in her specialist field of tourism.

Dr Maxime Forest is Senior Researcher and Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, France. He is currently scientific supervisor of the EU-funded EGERA project (Effective Gender Equality in Research and the Academia). Among his latest publications is The Europeanization of Gender Equality Policies. A Discursive-Sociological Approach, edited with Emanuela Lombardo (Palgrave, 2012).