The EmGENDER Blog showcases topical research and writing from the members and guest contributors. Recent posts:
- Umba Zalira “Period Shaming”
- Nandi Bwanali “Trophy Wife”
- Sarai Chisala “In the eyes of the beholder – Images of Malawian women over the years”
- Sarai Chisala “#MalawiFloods – the gendered nature of “natural” disasters”
- Sarai Chisala “The MPS and deserving victims: Violations of dignity and privacy when reporting an incident of violence to the Police”
- Sharon Matanga “Has physical abuse become the norm in relationships these days?”
- #Malawi2014: 10 noteworthy #GenderJustice moments
As a member of EmGENDER you can use the blog feature to publish and share your ideas.To build our community, EmGENDER operates as a working group, with members presenting works-in-progress on varied topics related to gender justice in Malawi.
Focal areas for dialogue, planned events, prospective grant-writing collaborations and publications include: gender and health | gender and sexualities | gender and the environment | gender and violence | gender and work | gender, justice and the law.
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