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Women of Colour Resist

Women of Colour Resist

Key contacts: Professor Akwugo Emejulu

Funding: Open Society Foundations

Start date: 01.08.2018

End date: 31.12.2021

Project overview

A cross-national comparative research project that examines how women of colour activists in the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark and Spain strategise, organise and undertake their grassroots activism. The project explores how women of colour activists struggle against the inter-related issues of:

  1. reductions to social welfare spending and privatisations of social welfare states across Europe
  2. The political, policy and public opinion backlash against migrants in relation to increased surveillance, detentions and deportations
  3. Electoral gains of far right parties, the mainstreaming of extremist language in political discourse and the spike in racist and xenophobic hate crimes.