Conference on Female Agency, Mobility and Socio-cultural Change


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  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•06•11    09:00 - 2015•06•12    20:00

    UNU-GCM is pleased to be hosting conference on “Female Agency, Mobility and Socio-cultural Change”, to be held June 11th-12th in Barcelona.

    The feminisation of migration is one of the most significant social patterns to have emerged in the course of the last century. Too often, female migrants occupy vulnerable positions in their host societies, but despite established patterns of exploitation, the numbers of women who choose to migrate is rising. This conference focuses on this phenomenon, in order to better understand why and how migration may offer routes to empowerment to women.

    This conference will examine topics such as female agency, diasporas and transnationalism, labour and decent work, processes of identity construction, the sociocultural reconstruction of home, work and urban spaces and policy responses to female mobilites. It will put academic research into dialogue with debates in the United Nations that address gender discrimination and the role of female migrants in development agendas. In addition to keynote lectures by leading scholars of gender and mobility and panel presentations on a range of topics relating to this area, the conference will feature a photographic exhibition, a collaborative event with the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and a collaboration with the media platform Open Democracy.

  • Female Agency Conference Programme

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    Sant Manuel Pavilion,
    Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site,
    c/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret 167,
    Barcelona 08025