8th Annual Conference in Gender Studies

Institute for Gender Studies at Tbilisi State University and Center for Social Sciences organized the 8th joint annual conference in Gender Studies: 

Women’s Political Participation and Politics of Women’s Rights

Conference was conducted in the framework of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign that is observed annually from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (Human Rights Day).

Conference allowed interested scholars to present papers on women’s political involvement and activism as well as women’s rights policy issues locally and globally in the light of different epochs and contexts. Women’s involvement in political life was main demand of early feminist movement on the border of XIX-XX centuries and implied living in a society and abiding the laws where both were formed with their active participation. Their struggle resulted in adoption of political rights but in most societies, it failed to bring equal redistribution of power between genders that would have served as a basis for more balanced and democratic society. Therefore, women’s rights policy is still influenced by political and economic systems and cultural beliefs supporting patriarchal ideology that upholds in equity in power distribution based on gender.

Conference Dates: 7 December, 2016

Conference Place: TSU I Block

Conference Language: Georgian and English (simultaneous translation provided)