Fighting for gender justice
We challenge the oppression of women and we recognise that being a woman is not just one identity. We look at intersecting oppressions including age and race and consider differences and outlooks among women.
Change for women students
Middlesex University Students’ Union (MDSXU) represents and campaigns for change for women on our London campus and nationally. Their #FreePeriods campaign has provided free sanitary products to students on campus that need them. MDXSU Women Students group have worked on initiatives around tackling lad culture and body positivity.
Equality for women staff
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021 ranked us #12 out of 776 institutions for United Nations Sustainable Development Goals SDG5 Gender Equality. We are proud that equal numbers of men and women are promoted in our staff community and that we have gender balance in senior leadership. We have signed up to the Athena SWAN Charter to strengthen our efforts in this area.
Support for women globally
In Pakistan, we empower entrepreneurial women to develop their craft and generate sustainable incomes for their families. This is an inclusive and locally-led approach to alleviate poverty through training and knowledge exchange. Around the world, our internationally funded Gender, Justice and Security Hub delivers innovative interdisciplinary research on the challenge of achieving gender justice and inclusive security in conflict-affected societies.