Strategies for inclusive democracy
50.50 is openDemocracy's site dedicated to exploring issues of gender equality, empowerment and social justice - nationally, internationally and from the local to the global level.
We are committed to promoting human rights and inclusive democracy through dialogue and debate. But a global debate without the female half of humanity is neither global nor democratic. Women's exclusion from the global conversation affects both the content of the debate and the way the dialogue is conducted. With this in mind, 50.50 publishes women's analysis, insight and views on current affairs.
We run a number of dialogues on a wide range of themes - from the intersection of religion, gender and politics to the politics of migration, and from women's analysis of the forces driving change in Africa to feminist strategies for peacebuilding and for reducing violence against women.
We are a not for profit organisation. All our articles are free to access and republish (via creative commons licensing).
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50.50 Editor: Jane Gabriel
Religion Gender Politics: Deniz Kandiyoti
People on the Move: Jennifer Allsopp
Our Africa: Jessica Horn
AIDS: rights here rights now: Alice Welbourn
Centrestage- voices for change: Barbara Gunnell
50.50 Various: Heather McRobie
Publishing and web design: Kadie Armstrong
- Cynthia Cockburn
- Ruth Rosen
- Srilatha Batliwala
- Rahila Gupta
- Rebecca Johnson
- Yakin Ertürk
- Alice Welbourn
- Barbara Gunnell
- Jennifer Allsopp
- Jessica Horn
- Deniz Kandiyoti
- Heather McRobie
- Meredith Tax
- Zainab Magdy
50.50 commissions and produces a range of articles, blogs and podcasts. We seek contributions that can argue for the equal reality, importance and democratic implication of women’s experience of the world.
We welcome unsolicited articles. If you are interested in contributing a piece, please send a brief outline of the argument or idea that you will address, or send a draft article as a Word attachment to jane.gabriel [at] opendemocracy.net.
We are very grateful to the funders of 50.50:
- The Oak Foundation
- The Barrow Cadbury Trust
- The New Field Foundation (a supporting organisation of Tides Foundation)
- USA for Africa
- Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
- The International Council on Human Rights Policy (ICHRP)
- The Joukowsky Family Foundation
- Carl Djerassi
- Alec Reed
- The Instititute of Development Studies, Sussex University
- The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
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