WomenBeing News: October 2019
WomenBeing news: October 2019
WomenBeing is now back to work, and our designer and illustrator Narcisa Gambier started designing the magazine. I’m pleased to tell you that we can now confirm we’re launching our digital and online (blog) magazine in November.
I believe it’s time to disclose a bit more about the content of the magazine.
WomenBeing will be filled up with poetry, art, interviews, research articles, and opinion articles, all from a feminist perspective. It will mostly feature women based in Scotland, but women in Asia, Africa, Latin America and other countries in Europe also contributed with their great work. This magazine reached an international audience before the launch of the first issue. This has helped WomenBeing to become an international and interdisciplinary feminist publication, that sits at the intersection of work, research, and activism.
We are now making a selection of articles to launch on the online magazine (blog). But to access all the content, please download our digital magazine (PDF). We’ll let you know when it’s available!
Now, it’s also time for news about the event in March 2020. The event in the afternoon of the 8th of March, will be a celebration of International Women’s Day. We’ll have talks, film, an art installation, a digital exhibition, some refreshments and hopefully some time for networking. I’ll reveal more about the content of this small festival, but for now, it you could pin it down in your agenda, it would be great. We will really need your support.
From the 9th to the 11th of March, the conference will be focused on feminist research. In October 2017 we gathered in Edinburgh almost 100 delegates from 32 different countries, and this year I can already confirm that the conference will open with a talk by Anders Eriksson and Katarina Fehir, who work at the executive office of Malmö’s City Council (Sweden).
They are responsible for leading and coordinating the city’s departments activities with gender mainstreaming. The city council in Malmö adopted a development plan for gender mainstreaming in 2011 and has since worked extensively with this.
Their talk will be titled “Gender mainstreaming in practice – the local context”
The contents of the talk will be:
– Swedish national gender policy and a brief history;
– Gender mainstreaming in practice in the city of Malmö and how this affects the citizens of the city;
– lessons learned about what works and what is difficult.
Katrina and Anders will also deliver a workshop on gender mainstreaming.The city of Malmö has participated in a project funded by the Swedish government called “Model municipalities” – the aim was that the city of Malmö would serve as a model for how to work successfully with gender mainstreaming. In the project a checklist for gender mainstreaming was developed and is now being used in different cities in Sweden.
The checklist has also been translated into English and has been tested in workshops in Lithuania. The aim of the workshop is to:
· Find out where the participants organisations rate themselves according to the checklist
· Give the participants a rough guide on how to proceed next.
That’s all for now. I’ll be back soon, when we launch the first articles in the online magazine, with more about the festival and conference, and will also let you know about how we will support women in need / our social mission.
Editor-in-Chief WomenBeing Magazine
Managing Director / Senior Conference Manager WomenBeing
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