ZEF Gender Group

OUR AIM

The Gender Group (GG) aims to strengthen gender-sensitive research at ZEF and to promote interdisciplinary collaboration on gender issues among ZEF researchers. The group focuses on supporting senior and junior researchers in integrating gender perspectives in their research projects, addressing gender differences as researchers, developing gender studies curricula and material for inter- and transdisciplinary courses, and sharing publications and ideas on gender-sensitive research.

WHAT DOES GENDER MEAN AND WHY DOES IT MATTER TO US?

Gender equality and women’s empowerment have been defined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG5) as a fundamental human right and a key aspect of a prosperous and sustainable world. Despite improvements in gender-related indicators during the last decade, there are still pervasive social norms in place that prevent women to execute their full potential and consequently hinder social progress. Moreover, women’s experiences and particular vulnerabilities tend to be invisible and excluded from research and policy implementation.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ZEFGG Monthly Meeting February

Topic: "Gender Dynamics in Climate Change Adaptation: Experimental Study in Coastal Bangladesh"

Date: 29th February 2024

Time: 15:00- 16:00 CET

Venue: Room 1.049 and Zoom

Abstract:

This study investigates gender-specific cooperation, norms, and perceptions concerning climate change adaptation strategies in coastal Bangladesh.Through behavioral experiments, it is explored how men and women approach decision-making in scenarios involving intragenerational versus intergenerational adaptation. The study reveals distinctive patterns like women tend to invest more in mixed-sex groups, aligning with societal beliefs, while men exhibit optimism in single-sex settings. Moreover, gender-based perceptions also affect investment behavior.

About the Speaker:

Jasia Tahzeeda is a PhD student at the research group Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, University of Marburg working on the aforementioned topic. She has worked as a Climate Finance Economist and an Environment Economist at the Department for International Development and the Ministry of Water Resources respectively. Jasia holds a double masters in Environmental science and Development Studies. Her research interests include Feminist Ecological Economics, Feminist economics, Experimental and behavioural economics including the above.

Contact for further information: purti.sadhwani(at)uni-bonn.de


Co-coordinators

Dr. Tina Beuchelt
+49-228-73-4922

Dr. Sundus Saleemi
+49-228-73-1841

PD Dr. Eva Youkhana
+49-228-73-4909


Gender at ZEF

Find out more about research, staff, publications, projects and doctoral theses related to gender at ZEF

» here

PUBLICATIONS

New Blog:

https://blog.zef.de/?p=8263

Special publications:
January 2022. Gender in ZEF. Internal report, Lead-author: Dennis Aviles
Scientific articles:
Dr. Tina Beuchelt, Dr. Dennis Avilés Irahola, 2022. Nicht länger an ihnen vorbei: Klimamittel müssen bevorzugt an Frauen gehen. Find it here.

LAST MEETINGS

  • 30.03.2023. "The change of women's roles and practices in cut flower plantations in Colombia. The case of Suesca" by Carolina Tobón
  • 09.03.2023. "Female faces of conflict: Women at the foreground of war, peace and environmental change".Organized by the gender@international Bonn

OUR FAVOURITE READINGS

WOMEN IN RESEARCH

Conducting Fieldwork While Female, or “Is Crit Always Legit?”. Available at:

jennifersdailyread.com/2019/08/07/conducting-fieldwork-while-female-or-is-crit-always-legit/

NEWS

Information on equal opportunities at the University of Bonn
If you are interested in the activities of the University of Bonn regarding equal opportunities, please seek out this link:

www.uni-bonn.de/en/university/equal-opportunity/

MEMBERS

ZEF Gender Group Members
External Members

RECORDED EVENTS

Please find recordings for our past meetings and lectures here.

designed by Purti Sadhwani, Research Assistant, Gender Group, ZEF