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VUB Gender Week 2020 - SAVE THE DATE(s)!

  • February 17, 2020

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, RHEA (Research Centre on Gender, Diversity & Intersectionality), Crosstalks, Research Events and the Equality Team organize a new edition of the Gender Week! A week of reflection and debate about power and resistance, inclusion and equality in academia, sexual harassment, racialization and embodiment. The various lectures and seminars offer an intersectional and feminist approach. We invite you to engage and participate!


For info, updates & registration: check the VUB Genderweek webpage!






Beyond Gender Quotas - 2 March 2020 at 7PM

Lecture and Debate with Karen Celis & Sarah Childs

Kaaitheater - Sainctelettesquare 20, 1000 Brussel


The introduction of gender quotas in politics is a fact in many European countries. But are quotas enough to create gender equality? The political agenda, communication and staff do not fit in with a wide range of women in their ideological and intersectional diversity. The latter leads to a lack of trust, legitimacy and shaky relationships between groups of women, and their political institutions and politicians. In times of crisis, informal social networks of white men continue to prevail.

A conversation with Karen Celis (RHEA, VUB) & Sarah Childs (Birkbeck, University of London), moderated by journalist and author Meredith Greer.
With video statements from Johanna Kantola (Tampere University in Finland) & Elin Bjarnegard (Uppsala University).

Info & Registration: @Kaaitheater


Rethinking Anti-Gender Campaigns - 9 March 2020 at 6PM

MdM-lecture by David Paternotte

VUB, Pleinlaan 2, building D, Promotiezaal (D2.01), 1000 Brussel

Today, anti-gender campaigns are fought by a myriad of actors across the globe. All this results in increasingly complex constellations of actors in a more diverse set of countries and regions (Europe, Latin America, USA, Australia, Turkey, etc.). These actors are evermore connected transnationally through different formal and informal networks. These observations should invite us to rethink what is meant by “anti-gender campaigns”. Rather than looking for an essence that would be valid globally, this talk claims that more attention must be paid to the context of enunciation: who use these campaigns, where and to achieve what?

MdM-lecture by David Paternotte (ULB), with introduction by RHEA-director Gily Coene and response by RHEA-co-director Karen Celis. The event is followed by a reception.

Info & Registration: @RHEA