University of Portsmouth researchers to launch a new online platform to bridge research and practice in ending gender inequalities

Researchers based at the University of Portsmouth are launching a new online platform in collaboration with an international network of researchers and partners including the University of Leeds, IRC WASH Ethiopia, the NCCR in Nepal, SEGRI in Myanmar and Big Blue Communications. The virtual launch will be held at 10AM on Tuesday 11th May. Register here.

Gender Focus, which showcases a number of research projects from across the Global South, is an interactive online platform that aims to build new and extend existing networks between academics and practitioners committed to ending gender inequalities through evidence-based solutions.

The platform, which will be officially introduced through a virtual tour during the launch, was initially founded as part of the Women, Work and Violence research project led by Porstmouth-based Professor Tamsin Bradley; the platform now hosts a number of projects, as well as e-learning courses, online resources, and a blog.

Specifically, the Gender Focus platform focuses on the following thematic areas:

  • WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Wellbeing in Ethiopia
  • Women, Violence and Displacement in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal
  • Women, Work and Violence in Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Zambia
  • Art Heritage Resilience and Humanitarianism in South Sudan
  • Youth Voices and Violence against Young People in South Sudan
  • Mental wellbeing and Climate Change in Ethiopia, Myanmar and Nepal
  • Modern Slavery in Bangladesh and India

The event will showcase a selection of research projects as well as contributions from early-career Gender Focus researchers and insights into future directions for the platform. You can find the full programme of the launch below or at the registration link.

Participants are welcome to share their insight on the platform by joining and contributing to the discussion: How can we ensure it is dynamic and interactive? How can we ensure it will function to promote the work of the next generation of academics and practitioners committed to ending gender inequalities in the Global South?