Leja Markelj, master of social pedagogy, is a research assistant at the Peace Institute. She is a PhD student in gender studies at Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. She obtained her master’s degree at Faculty of Education in Ljubljana with thesis Motherhood and intimate relationships of female sex workers in Slovenia (2018) awarded by the University Prešeren Award. She is particularly interested in topics at the intersection of gender and work/labour. At the Peace institute she participates in projects in the field of gender, which focus on gender equality, feminist movements, sex work, care work and masculinity studies.
The project’s main goal is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge and tools to revitalize alliance among feminist movement, civil society and political decision makers.