Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Gender, Justice and Security

Well there's an unusual title for you, not my usual thing.

In my last post I shared all my latest news, but there was one thing I left off the list - a project which has now gone live, so now I can share it!

I was approached by LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) for permission to use an image of my work on an internal publication, and also a web page for a new research hub - and I was absolutely delighted to agree.

Coming from a family background where most people do "proper jobs", including a fair few who have worked or still work in academia themselves, including close friends of the family who have reached the top echelons, somehow this feels like a bit of validation for what I'm doing! And I'm honoured that the image is being used for such an important topic.

The announcement by LSE is here, and the research hub itself is here.

They wanted to use embroidery for the banner image, explaining that "embroidery is significant both because it is a traditionally female craft and also because development agencies often support women to learn textile skills as a way to earn money after conflict or displacement."

From the LSE announcement:

The UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub will work extensively with civil society groups, practitioners, governments and international organisations to advance gender justice and inclusive peace in developing developing an evidence-base around gender, justice and inclusive security in conflict-affected societies....the Hub will also connect with leading ambassadors for gender justice to turn research insights into ongoing actions that will improve lives.


  1. Woo-Hoo! Good to know that they thought about the significance of the image they chose, and furthermore that they demonstrated best practice by asking permission of the artist.

    1. Yes, it was all above board. I'm very honoured!

  2. Very excited for you - validation indeed. X

    1. It was a lovely thing to be asked, and completely out of the blue!


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