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A brief report highlighting research ouputs and other activities by researchers attached to the ISS Research Group on Governance, Globalisation and Social Justice (GGSJ) has just been released.

The report can be downloaded here.

ISSWith regards,

GGSJ Management Team (Des, Karin and Jeff).

Refugee Law Project director Dr. Chris Dolan will lead a discussion on sexual violence again men in conflict settings.

refugee-law-project-logoA short presentation and discussion with Dr. Chris Dolan, Director of the Refugee Law Project at the School of Law, Makerere University in Uganda, will be preceded by a film screening from the Refugee Law Project’s series “Journeys to Activism”, each just over 5 minutes long.

This event is being co-sponsored by the ISS teaching major in Social Justice Perspectives and the ISS research programme in Governance, Globalization and Social Justice.

Venue:  ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, Den Haag
Room:  3.14
Date:   20 November 2015
Time:   16.15-17.45


GGSJ researchers at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam are alarmed at the ill-informed and increasingly racist tone of the “debate” in Europe on migration.

This “debate” is focused on narrow sectarian interests; it misses a social justice perspective, and not least the voices of migrants themselves.

In 2014, GGSJ researchers led by Dr. Thanh Dam Truong completed a 2-year, IDRC-funded project involving a global network of researchers. A book published by Springer, entitled Migration, Gender and Social Justice (available as an open access publication) was accompanied by a series of Policy Briefs.

These policy briefs, aimed at policy makers and the general public, make clear that this is a GLOBAL issue and not just a European one.

For example, one policy brief address the experiences of Senegalese women in Spain.



All publications are available on the project website: www.iss.nl/IDRC.

Contact person: Jeff Handmaker

Front door of the ISS Building on the Kortenaerkade in The Hague

GGSJ researchers publish two articles on migration- related topics

Migration is an area that has addressed by numerous ISS researchers over the years, and continues to be a major research focus. For details and research output from a recent, ISS-GGSJ research programme on “Migration, Gender and Social Justice”, led by Dr. Truong, see: www.iss.nl/IDRC

Dr. Thanh-Dam Truong, published an article (2014) in Oxford Handbooks Online entitled ‘Human trafficking, globalization, and transnational feminist responses‘.

Dr. Helen Hintjens, co-published an article with Ahmed Pouri entitled (2014) ‘Toward Cities of Safety and Sanctuary‘ in  Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 26:2, 218-224.





truongA new ISS Working Paper has been published by Dr. Thanh Dam Truong, senior researcher with the GGSJ research programme and Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Development Studies.

Entitled Human trafficking, globalisation and transnational feminist responses, this ISS working paper (no. 579) presents a historical overview of feminist frameworks for analysis and advocacy on human trafficking. By tracing the epistemological and ethical tensions in the body of knowledge about human trafficking and the power relations involved in interpreting the question of human dignity and agency, the paper hopes to open new lines for debate and cooperation to address the varying interpretations of the use of force as well as the nature of human agency, decision-making and choice in the business of human trafficking.

Click here for more information, including an extended abstract and to download the working paper. Oxford HandbookFEM

A version of this working paper will be published the Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements, edited by Rawwida Baksh and CIRI colleague Wendy Harcourt. The Handbook will be available online in March and the book will be available in September 2014.

1.coverGGSJ Senior Researcher Dr. Thanh Dam Truong and CIRI Senior Researcher Dr. Wendy Harcourt have recently published a special issue of the journal Gender, Technology and Development.

The theme of this special issue is: Bodies, Sexualities and Gender

Link to full issue: March 2014; Vol. 18, No. 1


9783642280122We are pleased to announce the publication of our book, published by Springer:

Migration, Gender and Social Justice

Perspectives on Human Insecurity

This is the culmination of a two-year, IDRC funded research programme that involved collaboration with research partners in countries all over the world. A downloadable preview of our book is available here: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-28012-2/page/1

The book has been published on an open access basis (we purchased the rights), which means it will be freely available. We invite you to explore the book and its contents and to send feedback.

Thanh-Dam Truong (initiator and coordinator of the research cluster on Migration and Human Security between 2007-2012 and principal investigator in the IDRC-funded project on Migration, Gender and Social Justice)

also on behalf of co-authors Des Gasper, Jeff Handmaker and Sylvia Bergh.

As part of the Migration, Gender and Social Justice (MGSJ) project, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and implemented by the ISS, in February of this year, 11 policy briefs were finalised by various researchers also funded by the IDRC. They were edited and compiled by ISS as part of the IDRC-sponsored project ‘Migration, Gender and Social Justice’ (MGSJ).

The MGSJ policy briefs are available here.

More information about the MGSJ Project is available at this link:  www.iss.nl/IDRC

International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.