Resources for Women at KCL


Funds for Women Graduates (FfWG) – Emergency Grants

FfWG offers Emergency Grants to graduate women who face an unforeseen financial crisis whilst engaged in study or research at institutions of higher education in Great Britain.

 Women’s Action Learning for Postgraduate Students

The Researcher Development Programme from the Graduate School and equality and diversity staff in the Governance Team have offered women postgraduate research students the opportunity to attend an Action Learning Workshop. The workshop enabled women students to try out Action Learning as a way of supporting and developing women.

Women’s Network

Supporting and enabling the progression of women at King’s (open to staff and students)

Resources for Women beyond KCL

  • Women in International Security (WIIS)URL
’Women In International Security (WIIS) is the only global network actively advancing women’s leadership, at all stages of their careers, in the international peace and security field.’
  • Women in International Security (WIIS) in London
  • UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowering Women
  • Women’s foreign Policy Group (DC based)
  • List of International Women’s Web Sites
’Some noteworthy women’s sites focused outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada’
  • Mumsnet
Advice including information on work, families and children.
  • Women in the World news stories
  • Resources on Women and International Security
  • Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and SecurityURL
including an on-line repository to provide practitioners, researchers, students and advocates with a wide range of information on women, peace and security. The online repository can be accessed via


Below you will find some readings etc that caught the interest of one or more of our members. If you come across a news story, book or article that you think would be of interest to other Women in War and International Politics, please send it to

King’s researcher finds ‘Younger women face “gender fatigue,” subtle bias’

Catherine MacKinnon, (2006) ‘Defining Rape Internationally’

Stella Rimington (2002), Open Secret

Elizabeth P. McIntosh, (1999) Sisterhood of Spies: Women of the OSS

Catherine MacKinnon, (2006) Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues

Carol Cohn, (1987) ‘Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals’

International Feminist Journal of Politics

Fukuyama, (1998), ‘Women and the Evolution of World Poltiics’, Foreign Affairs

Tickner, ‘Why Women Can’t Run the World: International Politics According to Francis Fukuyama’

Claire Duncanson and Catherine Eschle, (2008) ‘Gender and the Nuclear Weapons State: A feminist Critique of the UK Government’s White Paper on Trident,’ New Political Science

Christine Cheng with Margit Tavits, “Informal Influences in Selecting Female Political Candidates”, Political Research Quarterly

Erin C. Cassese, Angela L. Bos and Lauren E. Duncan (2012). ‘Integrating

Gender into the Political Science Core Curriculum,’ Political Science & Politics

Anne-Marie Slaughter, ‘Why Women Still Can’t Have it All’, The Atlantic, July/August 2012The Atlantic, July/August 2012