International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender Studies and the Status of Women Edinburgh
Feminism has come a long way and was shaped into different aspect in everyone’s life. Since the first-wave feminist movement, the international community has been more interested in women’s rights as human rights, aiming for a more just and better world. But a lot has changed since the 19th Century and it is important, as feminists or not, to realize what problems do women face today that are still a huge problem on the face of modern politics and human rights. There has been a growing awareness of the need to address the problems that women are experiencing, to speak and to take action. And as you should be the change you want to see in the world, the WomenBeing Project is pleased to present the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender Studies and Status of Women.
With the intention of creating an online and offline way of debate interesting hindrances to the empowerment and rights of women nowadays we are happy to invite you for our first conference in Queen’s Margaret University in Edinburgh. We will be on October 10th and 11th from 8.30 to 6.00 and we couldn’t be more excited. We will have 40 international researchers, from 28 different countries, from subjects like academia, industry and government to present their work to a multidisciplinary audience.
The intention of this conference is to create an international forum for debate and to exchange ideas related to the main challenges women face in today’s society and to challenge speakers and audience, individually and collectively to reach solutions for all these obstacles. The conference starts on Ada Lovelace’s day, celebrating women of the present and the past, whose achievements have contributed so much to humanity. Like Ada Lovelace, there are many women fighting for equality, for their rights, and for peace. opening keynote by Professor Emma L. E. Rees ‘Who broke feminism? The obligation of privilege’ Emma Rees is Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Chester, and Director of the Institute of Gender Studies.
Valuing diversity and cutting-edge ideas of speakers and topics, the WomenBeing Project scores to be one of the biggest references of empowering women and women’s rights organizations in Edinburgh, and this is the first big conference regarding modern day feminist and obstacles from the organization.
Join us on the 10th and 11th of October at Queen Margaret’s University!
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