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22.10.2020 | The Cost of Trafficking in Human Beings
Report Launch and Webinar, 22nd October 2020
The Cost of Trafficking in Human Beings
A webinar on 29 October 2020 will highlight key findings from a new report on the Cost of Trafficking in Human Beings led by the Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London just published by the European Commission. The event will make the case for why a gender disaggregated approach that takes account of longer term harms is key to understanding the full costs associated with trafficking.
22.10.2020 | Women in Japan: Similar Challenges, Different Solutions
Report Launch and Webinar, 22nd October 2020
Women in Japan: Similar Challenges, Different Solutions
Although Japanese women face similar workplace challenges as women everywhere, they have to find different ways to change their work settings and remove obstacles of social expectations and subconscious bias. In a Zoominar, sheduled on Wednesday 01:30 a.m. CET, Karen Shire, Director of the Center for Gender Research at UDE in Germany, and Saki Tomita, Manager at TEPCO Ventures in Tokyo will discuss what is changing, how Japan compares, and what working women in Japan do to “lean in” and change their work environments.
15.10.2020 | Varieties of Gender Regimes edited by Anneliese Maier Research Prize Awardee Sylvia Walby, and Karen Shire
Recording of Webinar now online, 15th October 2020
Varieties of Gender Regimes edited by Anneliese Maier Research Prize Awardee Sylvia Walby, and Karen Shire
The seven open access contributions, published in Social Politics, Volume 27, Issue 3, Fall 2020, advance theorizing of gender-based inequalities in macro-historical and world-regional perspectives. The authors discussed their contributions in a Webinar on September 24, 2020.
07.06.2019 | Wie (ver)ändert sich die Geschlechterungleichheit in der Welt?
Wie (ver)ändert sich die Geschlechterungleichheit in der Welt?
Workshop der Anneliese Maier Forschungspreisträgerin Professor Sylvia Walby
Der erste Workshop der Anneliese Maier Forschungspreisträgerin Professor Sylvia Walby in Kooperation mit dem Essener Kolleg für Geschlechterforschung am 07.06.2019 an der City, University of London.
In her theories of gender and society Sylvia Walby poses an historical shift from domestic gender regimes to public gender regimes in the contemporary world. These can however, take different forms, ranging from neoliberal to social democratic gender regimes. The Gender Regimes Workshop on June 7, 2019 at City, University of London, co-organized with the EKfG, and attended by Director Karen Shire, Managing Director Maren A. Jochimsen, and UDE Professor for Macro-Sociology Anja Weiß, brought together experts on gender regime transformations in the Middle East and North African regions, Spain, Germany, the UK, Sweden, the EU as a whole, Turkey and Japan. The aim of the workshop was to discuss how to theorise the progress, set-backs and contradictions in gender-based inequalities, the institutional arrangements that perpetuate inequalities, as well as the political projects aimed at ending gender discrimination. The outcomes of the workshop contribute to further developing Walby’s conceptualization of the varieties of gender regime, by moving beyond the initial focus on Europe and the Anglo-American cases. With the support of the Anneliese Maier Research Award, Walby intends to develop her theory of gender regime change to re-build mainstream theories of society and social change to take better account of gender relations.
18.04.2018 | Gender and the Crisis
Prof. Sylvia Walby, Lancaster University, 18th April 2018
Gender and the Crisis
Introductory Lecture Anneliese Maier Research Awardee 2018, 18.04.2018, 18 h, Gerhard-Mercator-Haus, Lotharstraße 57, 47057 Duisburg
Is the mid-twentieth century European nightmare, in which financial crisis led to economic recession, fascism and violence, being repeated today? What constitutes crisis is contested. The construction of government deficits as if they entailed fiscal crisis to be treated as a state of exception is contested. The cascading of crisis from one institutional domain to another is also contested, since renewed democratic forces potentially provide sites of resilience and resistance. The significance of gender relations in this democratic resistance is often underestimated. How is the crisis restructuring the gender regime? The complex inequalities on which the financial crisis draws, and which the development of global finance exacerbates, intersect in diverse ways. The paper argues for a gendered conceptualisation of the crisis, not as ‘refamilialisation’ in which women are pushed out of production back into reproduction, but rather as a critical turning point in the trajectory of the public gender regime from a more social democratic form to a more neoliberal form. The paper offers analyses of gendered practices of the stages of the crisis. It addresses whether the crisis – erupting in finance in 2007, and cascading through the economy, the fiscal, and the political – is now leading to an increase in violence. The theorisation of crisis is developed using complexity science, gender theory, and a reworking of the concept of social system.
29.09.2017 | Panel for the Conference „Present Challenges of Gender Studies"
Cologne, 29th September 2017
Panel for the Conference „Present Challenges of Gender Studies"
"Ready for Dialogue – Why the Gender Dimension in Science and Research needs Strong Strategic Partnerships"
On 29th September 2017, the Essen College of Gender Research (EKfG) and the European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS jointly organized a panel on the specific objectives and special challenges of the integration of the gender dimension in science and research at the international conference „Present Challenges of Gender Studies“ at the University of Cologne, 28-30th September 2017.
08.06.2017 |Panel for STEM Equality Congress
Berlin, 8-9th June 2017
Panel for STEM Equality Congress
STEM Equality Congress is an annual two day conference, attended by world leading researchers, policy makers, equality staff, the private sector, academic staff, government representatives and NGOs. It offers an excellent opportunity to network, learn and collaborate to achieve greater gender equality in STEM.
STEM Gender Equality Congress in Berlin on 8-9th June 2017 contributed to the international efforts to make gender equality a reality in the 21st century so that girls everywhere can study STEM subjects and women can attain the highest levels in STEM careers. The organizers brought together a diverse, committed and knowledgeable group of experts. It was a wonderful opportunity to exchange information, learn from and inspire each other.
Essen College of Gender Research and the European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS contributed to the panel session: Women’s Leadership in Higher Education and Research.
Prof. Ursula Nelles, Former Rector, University of Münster – Prof. Christina Ullenis, Expert, KK-foundation Stockholm and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences – Prof. Martine Rahier Vice-President, European University Association – Dr Maren A Jochimsen, European Platform of Women Scientists and Managing Director, Essen College of Gender Research, University of Duisburg-Essen Chair: Prof. Gülsün Sağlamer, President, European Women Rectors Association
STEM Gender Equality Congress 2017
29.05.2017 | Contribution to the 5th EWORA Conference
Brussels, 29-30th May 2017
Contribution to the 5th EWORA Conference
5th EWORA Conference “Pivoting on Gender Equality through the Lens of Leadership: Policies, Strategies and Actions ”
Roundtable: Empowering and Encouraging Women Academics: What works and what does not?
Fostering Sustainability through Strategic Partnerships
Supported by national and European research policy, efforts to enhance gender equality in science and research through the promotion of women in science and fostering structural change in research institutions have resulted in considerable progress. However, achievements are frequently lacking sustainability, and gender inequality in academia continues as an urgent problem (e.g., Istanbul Recommendations 2014: 2). The proposed paper will address this situation by putting forward two ingredients which we consider key in rendering existing efforts to gender equality and to equal opportunities in science and research more sustainable:
(1) the integration of the gender dimension in science and research, to provide the necessary cultural basis for the science system;
(2) the creation of a strategic partnership among national and European organisations and networks committed to the gender research, to improve the mandatory implementation of the gender dimension and reinforce the value of its potential for scientific impulses and consequent social changes.
Chair: Carmen Fenoll, Former Vice Rector, University of Castilla-La Mancha
Maren A. Jochimsen, Managing Director, Essen College of Gender Research, University of Duisburg-Essen & Brigitte Mühlenbruch, President, EPWS
Gita Revalde, Former Rector, Ventspils University College
Ramona Mihaila, Vice Rector, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University
Ana M. González Ramos, Senior researcher, Open University of Catalonia & Beatriz Revelles Benavente, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Barcelona & Nora Räthzel, Senior Prof., University of Umea
Marja-Liisa Tenhunen, Former President, Centria University of Applied Sciences
12.09.2016 | Panel for the 9th Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education
PARIS, 12th-14th September 2016
Panel for the 9th Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education
The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Université Paris Diderot, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle- Paris 3 and the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC), with strong support from the French Ministry for National Education, Higher Education and Research, has invited researchers, professors, administrators, policy-makers, practitioners and students to Paris, on 12-14th September 2016, to attend the 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education.
For the Conference, the Essen College of Gender Research organized a panel on “Integrating of the sex and gender analysis into research content: Ready for Dialogue? Preconditions and Suggestions for Take-off“ in cooperation with the European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS. The panel built upon the findings of the international conference “Ready for Dialogue” in Berlin on 5th November 2015 where conference participants strongly supported the idea of a common strategic dialogue among key stakeholders to promote the integration of the gender dimension in science and research.
The 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education
The panel on “Integrating of the sex and gender analysis into research content: Ready for Dialogue? Preconditions and Suggestions for Take-off“ - ABSTRACT / REPORT
05.11.2015 | Ready for Dialogue
Berlin, 5th November 2015
Ready for Dialogue
The international conference “Ready for Dialogue” on the gender dimension in science and research aimed at initiating a strategic dialogue among relevant national and European key players, such as associations, institutions and organisations that work within and outside the university context on the integration of the gender dimension in science and research. The aim was to promote the integration of the gender dimension in science and research and to provide sustainable support. To establish the initiated dialogue, a joint strategy paper was to be adopted by the participants.
Focus lay on following topics:
- The conceptual sharpening of the strategic approach gender dimension.
- The challenges with respect to the scientific recognition of the gender dimension in science, research and innovation.
- The positioning of the strategic approach gender dimension in national and international research policies.
The conference addressed representatives of national and European institutional associations (interest groups | organisations | networks) committed to the integration of the gender dimension in science and research or having an interest to do so in the future as well as actors in science and research that have yet to integrate the gender dimension into their scientific approach.
The conference successfully took place in Berlin on 5th November 2015. The conference was in great demand and brought together 120 representatives of national and European associations, research institutions and research funding institutions supporting the integration of the gender dimension in science and research. At the centre of the discussion was the proposed initiation of a new strategic dialogue of the institutional key stakeholders of the research system. For further information, please refer to our Snapshot “Ready for Dialogue”.
The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016 under grant number 01FP1456.