The International Gender Studies Centre at the Department for International Development, University of Oxford is urgently seeking funding in this its 25th anniversary year.
The Centre, originally the Centre for Cross Cultural Research on Women, works on gender and development issues in regions around the world.
Through its Visiting Fellows programme, scholars from all over the world, who would not otherwise be able to, are given the opportunity to access the rich resources of Oxford’s academic and networking opportunities and take back what they have gained to help their own communities.
The Centre’s members advise many national and international development projects on the true impact of their schemes through rigorous academic research.
The Centre convenes international workshops, lectures and seminar series on key issues, as well as teaching. It also produces numerous related publications.
Government cuts and consequent University financial constraints mean that the Centre now critically needs to find funding if it is to continue this seminal and important work
The International Gender Studies Centre (IGS) was established at the University of Oxford in 1983 to advance research on gender, culture and development. The Centre undertakes critical scholarly research on the contributions of and the constraints facing women around the globe.
The Centre’s members form a multi-disciplinary research unit with backgrounds in social anthropology, human geography, history, literature, law, sociology and politics.
Past and present successes
The International Gender Studies Centre is celebrating 25 years with the University of Oxford. Uniquely within the University, the Centre’s research, teaching and publishing activities are aimed at analysing and interpreting gender differentiation and inequality. Gender is a key factor in the general advance of Development Studies as a discipline but also in its relation with applied development, its culture and its institutions.