ZiF Research Group

Global Contestations of Women's and Gender Rights

October 2020 – July 2021

Convenors: Alexandra Scheele (Bielefeld, GER), Julia Roth (Bielefeld, GER), Heidemarie Winkel (Bielefeld, GER)
Mid-Term Conference
Poster

Framing Global Contestations of Women's and Gender Rights


24 – 26 March 2021
Convenors: Alexandra Scheele (Bielefeld, GER), Julia Roth (Bielefeld, GER), Heidemarie Winkel (Bielefeld, GER)

Equal rights for all people of all genders: This has long been considered an unattained, but undisputed goal. But this agreement has recently become fragile – the commitment to women's and gender rights is criticized from various sides as "gender ideology". Why and in what ways have women's and gender rights become a contested field in various political and social contexts around the world?

In this public conference, which will be held in video format, the research group will present different explanatory approaches for discussion on four panels. The focus will be on the reflection of central perspectives such as intersectionality or universalism, the analysis of global capitalism as a hotbed of crisis, the examination of hegemonic knowledge productions, and the questioning of global normativities.

The conference will be framed by two keynotes: Manuela Boatcă (University of Freiburg) opens the conference on Wednesday with the lecture "Gendering Global Entanglements – Decolonizing Inequalities", Susanne Baer (German Federal Constitutional Court Karlsruhe) reflects on "Gendered Normativities: The Role and Rule of Law" at the end.

On the eve of the conference, Gabriele Dietze (Berlin) and Julia Roth (Bielefeld), together with Birgit Sauer (Vienna), will present their book "Right-Wing Populism and Gender. European Perspectives and Beyond," which was published last year by the Bielefeld-based publisher Transcript.

Poster

The event will be held as a video conference. For registration, please contact: karin.matzke@uni-bielefeld.de


Conference Programme
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Please direct any inquiries about the research group Global Contestations of Women's and Gender Rights to the coordinator Anna Efremowa.


EMail: global-contestations@uni-bielefeld.de
Phone +49 521 106-12836