The Gender Justice and Society Network (the Gender Network) is an intersectional feminist collective of staff and students at Queen’s University Belfast. Our mission is to foster and galvanize an interdisciplinary platform for activism, collective learning, and research.
To do this, we empower students to develop a programme of activities on urgent issues of gender injustice in their local, national and global communities.
We bridge the connection between feminist theory in the classroom and community practice in order to nurture and support feminist activists in all aspects of life of the future.
Our shared spirit of feminist praxis informs our work, which exposes and dismantles all forms of oppression and injustice including heteronormative white supremacist capitalist patriarchy. We emphasize feminist scholar-activism as intersectional practice, and consider how homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, racism, and all other forms of exclusionary violence perpetuate gender injustice in society.
About the network
This interdisciplinary Network is housed within the School of Law and mobilizes the extensive research and activist work of students, PhD candidates, postdoctoral scholars and academics from across the university. Members of the Network have wide-ranging expertise that includes sexual and gender-based violence, reproductive justice, consent and sexual wellbeing, asylum and migration, abolition, human rights, social justice and more.
– As a Network we aim to manifest the very best of what the academy promises; collective learning, mentoring, critical thinking and amplifying feminist activism.