Dr Lilia Giugni is a Research Associate to the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge, and the co-founder and CEO of GenPol- Gender & Policy Insights, a think tank consultancy researching matters of gender and advocating for a more gender equal world. Her research interests and advocacy work include the mainstreaming of gender equality concerns across multiple organisational settings, as well as the prevention of gender-based violence, digital violence against women in politics, and the intersections between gender and organised crime oppression. A multi-disciplinary researcher, Lilia holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She regularly authors reports, policy papers and blogs and delivers talks and keynote speeches, and she sits in the board of several charities, social enterprises and feminist networks.
Gender and Politics
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Gender And Politics
Italian Political Parties
Italian Organised Crime
Sexuality And Politics
Gender & Institutions
Gender & Innovation
Lilia's research and advocacy interests cover different aspects of gender-based violence and discrimination. She is currently researching digital violence against women active in politics and the public space, and the implications that this has for our democracies. She is also working on the intersections between organised crime oppression and gender-based violence in Southern Italy. She has previously worked on progressive party politics, and on gender-based violence prevention policies, including sexuality education and sexual violence training on campus.
Lilia spoke on Italy's Radio Radicale on her work on the intersections between mafia and patriarchal oppression in Southern Italy.
Lilia was interviewed by the Guardian about the abuse of women in the arts industry and the work of GenPol in this area.
Lilia was interviewed on her work on digital violence and education as a tool to prevent abuse, and is quoted in the Guardian's article here below.
Lilia spoke to Italian newspaper La Repubblica about the social media campaign she led to introduce compulsory and comprehensive sexuality education in Italian schools.
Lilia was commissioned this op ed to discuss the current backlash against women's rights vis-à-vis the revival of the feminist movement worldwide.
Lilia wrote about sexism in academia and strategies to challenge gender bias.