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Gender, Justice and Security Hub Statement on Israel-Palestine

Gender Hub | Published on October 23, 2023

Gender, Justice and Security Hub members are horrified by the atrocious attacks and loss of life in Israel and Palestine. Our work documents the devastating long-term consequences that violence, conflict, colonialism and oppression have on individuals, families and communities, recognising in particular the effects on women, children and people with minoritised sexual and gender identities. 

We condemn the crimes committed and call for urgent access to humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza; an immediate end to collective punishment and the targeting of civilians; independent investigation of, and accountability for, violations of international law; and every effort to be made towards a durable and just resolution to the conflict, which must include ending Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.

*We recognise that not all Hub members want to, or are able to, sign up to the statement. As such, a list of signatories has been included with this statement.

  • Dr Kirsten Ainley, Co-Principal Investigator, Gender, Justice and Security Hub
  • Mohammad Aamir Ganaie
  • Dr Salla Turunen, Gender, Justice and Security Hub
  • Anoji Ekanayake, Researcher, Gender, Justice and Security Hub
  • María Gabriela Vargas Parada, Regional Administrator and Researcher Gender, Justice and Security Hub Colombia
  • Paul Kirby, Co-Director, Gender, Justice and Security Hub
  • Dr Chloé Lewis, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Marsha Henry, Associate Professor, London School of Economics
  • Socorro Reyes, Center for Legislative Development, Philippines
  • Abida Kakar, WPP
  • Dr Charbel maydaa MOSAIC MENA, Co investigator Gender, Justice and Security Hub
  • Professor Loraine J Bacchus, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Neelam Raina, Middlesex University, London
  • Garima Dutt, Assistant Professor, Delhi School of Journalism, University of Delhi (India)
  • Sobia Kapadia, Gender Justice and Security hub Middlesex university
  • Evelyn Pauls, London School of Economics
  • William McInerney, Research Officer London School of Economics
  • Angelika Rettberg
  • Rory O’Connell, Professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Law
  • Visaka Dharmadasa, Association of War Affected Women
  • Professor Laura J. Shepherd, The University of Sydney
  • Shafqat Mehmood, PAIMAN
  • Mario Gomez, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka
  • Professor Bill Rolston, Gender, Justice and Security Hub
  • Milli Lake, London School of Economics
  • Viyanga Gunasekera, ICES
  • Mossarat Qadeem, Executive Director PAIMAN Trust Pakistan
  • Jihyun Kim, PhD Student University of Sydney
  • Professor Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm
  • Professor Eleonore Kofman, Middlesex University London
  • Zakir Hussain, Yakjah
  • Quhramaana Kakar, Founding Director, Women for Peace and Participation
  • Roua Al Taweel, Scholar of Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University
  • Vasuki Nesiah, The Gallatin School, NYU
  • Robyn Scott, Communications and Equality Coalition Coordinator, Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ)
  • Professor Sally Theobald, Gender, Justice and Security Hub Advisory Board Member
  • Sinduja Raja, PhD Candidate, University of Denver
  • Dr Keshab Giri, University of St Andrews
  • Alan Keenan, Independent Researcher
  • Mohamed Sesay, Dr, York University
  • Nicky Armstrong, Gender Justice & Security Hub
  • Dr Caitlin Hamilton, University of Sydney