feminism

Interview: Yvet On The Rise Of Men’s Rights Movements In India

The interview of the month is about the upsurge of men’s rights activism (MRAs) in India. Yvet Voppen wrote her bachelor’s thesis on this topic. She is from the Netherlands and studied BA International Studies at Leiden University. This study focuses on global politics, economics, history, and culture. During her study, she specialized in South …

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Conceptual Understanding of Women’s Empowerment: Past and Present

Over the past decades, empowerment has become a buzzword within the international development field in the same way as sustainability has. In the 1980s, the term ‘empowerment’ was coined by feminist movements to fight grassroots struggles of unjust and unequal power relations through which women were put at a disadvantage (Cornwall, 2016). Today, it is …

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