The Time for Action is Now – Beijing +25

Georgetown virtually held Beijing +25: Commemorating a Watershed Moment for Women’s Rights on Sept. 10 with Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton on the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. What does the conference mean for politics in 2020?

The complex relationship between climate change and migration

We’re one week into our programme events highlighting the links between climate change and migration. But if you haven’t been able to engage with events yet, don’t fret! Here’s an overview of important learnings on the topic, including why granting climate migrants ‘refugee status’ may do more damage than good and how discussions should not lose their focus on preventive measures.

Women in Horror Cinema: ‘Screen Queens’ and changing representations

Horror cinema has always been an extremely nuanced genre of film in terms of its representation of female characters. Conventional gender roles and stereotypes permeate the genre with clichéd female archetypes such as the helpless victim and the sexually promiscuous woman. However, things are starting to be challenged.

Young people show compassion with @letshelpdirectprovision

When Louisamay Hanrahan set-up an initiative for people to donate goods to others during lockdown, she never expected the huge amount of online support she would receive from young people in Ireland.

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