Mundorama – Revista de Divulgação Científica em Relações Internacionais is an online publication (ISSN 2175-2052) of the Center for Global Studies of the University of Brasilia and has sought to keep up with the latest intellectual productions in the human sciences field. As a Journal of Scientific Promotion in International Relations, it has become an important communication channel about Brazilian academic production with a focus on Brazilian connections to Latin America and the Globe. The advent of the information society and the construction of network dynamics have impacted both the production and consumption of knowledge. Mundorama has sought to align itself with the ‘culture of convergence’, becoming a media platform that encourages a participatory culture and the constitution of collective intelligence of writers and readers, orbiting around issues related to world politics of the 21st century.
Gender equities are undoubtedly one of the pillars for building developed societies. Significant efforts have been made on rights and public policies of women and, to some extent, of LGBTI communities. The establishment of specialized policy bodies in government structures and the spatialization of public services have changed institutional scenario in Brazil and other countries in Latin America, expanding state responsibilities. Despite this, rising rates of femicide and other forms of discrimination and violence against LGBTI population remains one of the main public problems in several countries. In addition, one should focus on issues with important repercussions for the economy, such as gender equality policies regarding access to decent work; sexual rights and reproductive rights; health and education, as well as changes and persistence in interpersonal relations and in the dynamics of care and domestic life.
Being 2020 the year that marks the beginning of the “Decade of Delivery” of what was agreed in terms of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is time to evaluate the present and future of global politics. An eclectic and attentive look at the multiple dynamics that assembles of the 2030 Agenda is necessary to understand, and maybe change, the current forms of discrimination, prejudice, exclusion, and segregation of women and LGBTI people.
We would like to invite practitioners and researchers from different fields to contribute with reflections on the following theme: What are the challenges of Brazil and other countries, in the domestic and international dimensions, regarding gender issues for the period of 2020-2030?
Intersected with gender, the markers of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and territory have special importance to understand the production and reproduction of inequalities and, therefore, are at the center of the proposal of this dossier, which seeks contributions on the limits and possibilities of action for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. We also seek to understand how international agencies, social movements, and civil organizations articulate locally and globally for development based on gender equality.
This special dossier of Mundorama will receive papers, around 1500 and 3000 words, to be published in a continuous flux between March 8, 2020 (International Women’s Day) and June 28, 2020 (International LGBTI Pride Day).
The Dossier will have as editors Ana Paula Antunes Martins (Researcher at the Center for Studies and Research on Women at the University of Brasília Collaborating Professor of the Post-Graduate Program in Human Rights and Citizenship – firstname.lastname@example.org) and Thiago Gehre Galvão (professor at the Institute of International Relations, University of Brasília and Coordinator of the Special Program UnB 2030 – email@example.com.