The Gender Study Group of the Development Studies Association of Ireland invite you to a ‘Think-In’.
GENDER JUSTICE: AN ADEQUATE FRAME FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN?
Date: 1st June
Time: 13.00- 1700
Venue: John Hume Board Room, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Register for this free event here: https://gender-justice.eventbrite.ie
For some years now the concept of gender justice has been posed as the best overarching frame for the understanding of women and development and in pursuit of the empowerment of women.
We have invited a wide range of national and international researchers, practitioners and policy makers to make a concerted effort, in a collegial atmosphere, to push the debate forward while informing each other from our very different subject positions. We welcome active participants to this event to share in this effort. Attendance is free but places are limited so please RSVP.
The history of gender mainstreaming is now being reassessed and its limitations realised. For many it is a problem related to depolitization whereby a technical fix substituted for a genuine movement for social transformation.
A particular problem has been that of finding common ground between the gender equity policies, projects and programmes and the ongoing struggle to assert women’s right and combat inequality and oppression.
There is a sense that the project for ‘gender justice’ has stalled due to the loss of credibility of the mainstreaming agenda and the failure of the human rights frame to take its place in a period of austerity and an assault on the living standards of working women.
For more information on the event and the DSAI visit: https://www.dsaireland.org/node/287