Making “Leftover Women”: Understanding the Discourses Surrounding China’s Single Women

Sheng nü refers to young urban women in China who are professionally successful and ‘left behind’ in the marriage market. This two-part series discusses how the use of this derogatory term has created a rhetorical environment in which being labeled as “leftover” merits a de facto slew of judgements as well as romantic disinterest from men. Lubiner discusses.

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Comments by Gyde Jensen - The Germany Launch Event

Gyde Jensen, Chair of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, German Bundestag (FDP). Born and raised at the coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Gyde Jensen worked in Geneva and Washington D.C, as well as communications manager for a political foundation. She is the co-founder of the start-up network platform ‘Kiel Starting City’. In October 2017 she was elected as member of the German Bundestag and is the speaker on human rights for the FDP parliamentary group. Since January 2018 she chairs the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.

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Keynote Speech by Catalina Ruiz Navarro - the Germany Launch Event

Catalina Ruiz-Navarro is a Colombian-Caribbean feminist activist and journalist living in Mexico City. She is the editor-in-chief of the feminist Latin American magazine Volcánica, the co-creator of Amazona TV and has worked as a weekly columnist for El Espectador and El Heraldo in Colombia, writing on feminist topics such as abortion rights in Latin America. Catalina also founded the feminist Youtube channel “(e)stereotipas”.

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Disarmament, Diplomacy, and Decolonisation - The Germany Launch Event Summary - Panel 2

On September 20th, 2018, the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) host in Berlin the official launch of its German branch. Following the first panel discussion on the need for a feminist foreign policy, the second panel discussed disarmament, diplomacy, and decolonisation with the participation of renowned scholars and activists.

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Why Do We Need a Feminist Foreign Policy? Germany Launch Party Event Summary - Panel 1

On September 20th, 2018, the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) celebrated the official launch of its German sister branch in Berlin. As part of the event, the CFFP was proud to hold a panel discussion on the growing need for a feminist foreign policy with the representatives from the Embassies of Sweden, Canada, Finland, and Switzerland.

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Women Leaders in a Man’s World: Does a Feminist Foreign Policy Require a Woman Leader at the Top? - Part II

Women make the world a better place for other women. Or do they? Some maintain that a woman in the top job will mean a brighter future for fellow women. However, we cannot even accept at face value the assumption that women leaders are good for women. This two-part series explores the case of Julia Gillard, Australia’s first and thus far only female Prime Minister (from 2010-2013), regarding the issue of women’s rights in her domestic and foreign policy agenda. Vijeyarasa discusses.

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