About 50.50

openDemocracy 50.50 publishes critical and in-depth coverage of gender, sexuality and social justice. It is a platform for debate and analysis, embracing a plurality of voices from journalists and scholars to activists and citizens.

Through a variety of styles, from philosophical analysis to investigative journalism, 50.50 maps how patriarchy and social injustices are built into the daily fabric of our lives and elevates the voices of women's human rights defenders working on the front lines of resistance.

50.50 is edited by Claire Provost and is supported by a small collective of specialist commissioning editors. The site was founded in 2006 by Jane Gabriel, who edited the site for 10 years working with a collective of feminist commissioning editors.


If you have an idea for an article you would like to write for 50.50, please email [email protected] with the word "Pitch" in the subject line. Note that we primarily publish pieces of 1000-1200 words.

50.50 Editorial Team

Claire Provost, editor

Tracking the Backlash global team of editors and reporters investigate threats to the rights of women and LGBTIQ people.

50.50 founder and editor 2006 - 2016 - Jane Gabriel

Commissioning editors 2009 - 2016

Rahila Gupta, Anne Marie Goetz, Jennifer Allsopp, Chulani Kodikara, Alice Welbourn, Deniz Kandiyoti, Liz Kelly, Niki Seth-Smith, Heather McRobie, Jessica Horn, Cynthia Cockburn, Barbara Gunnell.

Design and Publishing 2006 - 2016
K Armstrong

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