Miriam Felicia Curci


STG Professor Ruth Rubio Marin and a group of 20 European academics, politicians, policy makers and civil society activists raise awareness about the devastating COVID-19 impact on women

“They have produced four short videos under the title of Women´ s Europe: Voices in Times of Covid. The experts worry that the needs of women have been overlooked during the pandemic. They also fear that the post-COVID-19 agenda may be designed with insufficient input from women and their needs and priorities. The videos provide […]

The story behind an iconic Troubles’ photo

“Analysis: how Colman Doyle’s 1973 photo of a woman IRA volunteer in Belfast became one of most iconic shots of the Troubles January 1973 was an eventful month. It saw both the UK and Ireland joining the EEC. It also saw Loyalist paramilitaries bringing the Northern conflict to the streets of Dublin, where a car […]

COVID-19: Gender And Access To Human Rights

“The Covid-19 crisis affects people differently due to already existing structural inequalities, power asymmetries, and cultural and social norms within our societies. “We are all in this together” is not accurate. Even if we are all in this, not in the same ways. Gender is one of the key dynamics shaping how people are influenced […]

“The Forgotten Origins of Paid Family Leave”

“In 1919, activists from around the world pressed governments to adopt policies to help working mothers. Working mothers have never had it easy — but a century ago this weekend, they won a landmark victory. On Nov. 29, 1919, the nascent International Labor Organization adopted the Maternity Protection Convention of 1919, calling for 12 weeks […]

A new identity for identity: Rethinking sex and gender with Anne Fausto Sterling

By Adriana Urbano Professor Anne Fausto Sterling, Emeritus Professor of Biology at Brown University, delivered the 2019 Ursula Hirschmann Lecture on Gender at the EUI. In her talk, she laid out what she thinks developmental psychology is getting wrong and how we need to rethink gender and sex. A mistaken approach to gender Professor Anne […]