Womenbeing’s Conference on Gender Studies and the Status of Women 2017
One week has past since Womenbeing Project presented the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender Studies and the Status of Women 2017 with the help of Queen Margaret’s University. With speakers from 28 different countries and a diverse and interested audience from all over the world, Womenbeing managed to create a safe network for women and men to talk about the biggest and worst problems of feminism nowadays. Aiming to bring a radical shift in how gender gaps are seen and felt all over the world, the conference’s program intended to address the urgent need to increase the availability of accurate information on gender equality and women’s rights in order to find solutions and safe debates for this matters. Today we share with you some of our favorite highlights from our incredible speakers.
As long as there are any women in any part of the world that are oppressed the work is not done.
Professor Brigid Daniel, Dean of School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management, Queen Margaret University
Feminism needs men but it is not our responsibility to educate men about feminism.
Opening keynote, Professor Emma Rees, University of Chester and Director of the Institute of Gender Studies
We are supposed to make women’s rights fancy and sexy and profitable. That’s just not possible.
Anna Zobnina, European Network of Migrant Women
You don’t see very women in the field so you start feeling like the sheep in the lion dean and believing you are the sheep.
Sonali Mohapatra, University of Sussex
As this quotes, we had many more during this incredible two day conference.
If you didn’t get the chance to see the conference live or on streaming, here you have our youtube link.
Making every talk about feminism in Scotland count, the goal of Womenbeing is to implemented an anual event for networking and connecting in Edinburgh. At the global, regional and national levels, Womenbeing wants to promote the implementation of gender equality and empower women and girls everywhere. If you want to be part of our plans for next year, feel free to contact us with any suggestions or feedback. We would love to hear from you.
Picture source: Nuria Pampín – Nunegraphy
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