Author: Emilie Lawrence


Healthy Sexual Development Symposium

GEA recently contributed to funding a vital sex and relationships education symposium in Bristol – we are delighted to announce that The University of Westminster is hosting a further event on the 30th June.
Using the framework of the Fifteen Domains of Healthy Sexual Development* , this event aims to support practitioners and teachers involved in […]


Science and Gender Policy Reproduces Privilege

It has become global-policy commonsense that we need more people working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and that we must increase the proportion who are female, and that these goals are linked. As a 2014 UK policy report on Women in Scientific Careers stated, a ‘compelling reason to tackle’ the gender gap ‘is […]


Conference Announcement: Educating ‘Agenda’

GEA are excited to announce an upcoming conference in Wales: Educating ‘Agenda’ – Supporting Young People In Making Positive Relationships Matter. With equality, diversity, children’s rights and social justice at its heart, AGENDA enables young people to speak out on gender and sexual injustices and violence through their own and others’ change-making practices. It’s an affirmative, […]

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Statement From GEA


We have learned with concern about proposed legislation that would make it impossible or impracticable for the Central European University to continue its operations in Budapest.
We would like to express our admiration for Central European University and its Department of Gender Studies that has pioneered in promoting studying gender and education in the region and […]


UK Poverty

UK children from jobless households more likely to experience poverty and be out of work as adults
Children from disadvantaged families in the UK are more likely to have lower education, be out of work and experience poverty in adult life than their peers in other European countries, apart from Ireland and Belgium, according to new […]


CfP – GEA Conference 2018

With preparations well underway for our upcoming 2017 conference (for details, please see here), we now turn our attention to gearing up for June 2018.
The Gender and Education Association are pleased to announce that their next international conference will be held in June 2018. The GEA executive committee welcome proposals to host their long-standing international […]



Victoria Robinson, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York, has guest edited a special issue of Discover Society. She argues;
More than ever, we need to talk about the continuing, and frankly, not very helpful demarcation between the academy and the ‘real world’. The current UK higher education impact agenda […]