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Genderjusticememory.com is a platform for thinking about transformative gender justice in transitional societies led by Jelke Boesten at King’s College London and Helen Scanlon at the University of Cape Town. While designed as a research project based in academia, the platform aims to bridge scholarship and the arts for social change through networks and partnerships.

  • The first research project looks at commemoration, symbolic reparation and the arts (funded by the AHRC/GCRF Ref AH/P006248/1) by establishing a network of scholars, artists, curators and practitioners.
  • The second project looks at building inclusive histories in transition through symbolic reparations, memorial arts and gender-based violence in comparative perspective (funded by a Newton Mobility Grant via the British Academy Ref NMGR1180547). 
  • A third project looks at veterans narratives of gender and violence through an oral history project (funded by a British Academy UK Challenges grant, start May 2019).
  • The next project is a collaborative cross-continental gender analysis of transitional justice and its feminist counter-narratives -bridging past, present and future.

Visualising the Margins: Panel and Exhibition Launch

On International Women’s Day we celebrated the launch of the exhibition ‘Visualising the Margins: Gendered Perspectives’. The exhibition presented the (audio)visual work of seven women academics at different stages of their career at King’s College London, all working...

Book Presentation: Glowfly Dance by Jade Gibson

“A scream doesn’t have to be loud. The strongest screams are the ones we hear within ourselves, the ones that twist our organs up and run like a fist through our intestines and ribcages, the ones that have no voice. Yet it comforts me, because I know I am alive.” On...

Gender Justice and Symbolic Reparation: Rethinking Transformative Gender Justice.

The past year we have been able to listen to sixty scholars, activists, performers, artists and curators from around the world in three conferences held in London, Lima and Cape Town. About twenty different country contexts were discussed, from Kurdistan to Namibia...

The Rise and Fall of the Mother of the Nation: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Written by Helen Scanlon On 2 April 2018 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away, a woman who  personifies so much about the challenges posed by women who enter the public realm of nationalist politics. Her status as the ‘widow’ of Nelson Mandela during his imprisonment...

Gender Justice and Memory: A Brief Overview of Emerging Themes

After two successful conferences, this blog by Jelke Boesten and Helen Scanlon briefly outlines where we are with the Gender Justice Memory Network project. Krotoa was a Khoisan child in the mid-seventeenth century when she was enslaved by Jan Van Riebeeck, the Dutch...