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Gender Equality, Policy and Practice Working Group

The aim of this working group is to provide a platform to develop a major new international research initiative: the Gender Equality Policy in Practice Project (GEPP).

GEPP's goal is to develop and conduct a comparative study that assesses whether equality policies in western democracies, both policies that are explicitly framed in terms of gender equality and more general equality policies, have been effectively implemented and have promoted gender equality.


  • Rosie Campbell, Reader in Politics at Birkbeck, University of London (Co-Convenor)
  • Samantha Ashenden, Reader in Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck, University of London (Co-Convenor)
  • Joni Lovenduski, Anniversary Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London (Principal Investigator)
  • Amy Mazur, Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor in Political Science at Washington State University, BIH Visiting Fellow 2014-15 (Principal Investigator)
  • Penelope Gardner-Chloros, Professor in Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck, University of London


Events organised by the GEPP Working Group are included in the BISR events programme.