The Gender Studies Centre at the Faculty of Communication of Vilnius University is organizing an international conference to commemorate the 100 years anniversary of women’s right to vote in Lithuania and many other countries.
It seeks to bring together scientists, researchers and activists of all genders who work in various branches of gender studies in educational, scientific, policy making and many other institutions to proclaim and publicly reflect centenary achievements and challenges in women’s, men’s and others’ lives and gender studies in general from theoretical, empirical and practical perspectives on national, regional, European and even global levels.
By covering a number of gender-related fields, the conference is aimed at:
1.Sharing the most up-to-date results in the field of gender studies and research as well as discussing ideas, challenges and potential resolutions in the field;
2.Strengthening cooperation between gender researchers, activists and other interested parties on the institutional and international levels;
3.Encouraging public discussions on current gender-related topics and striving to initiate resolution of the most significant (e.g., gender-based violence, discrimination, etc.) problems.
Conference keynotes will be given by a number of prominent professors in gender studies: Alber Mills and Jean Mills of Saint Mary's University, Canada; Giovanna Laura De Fazio of University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy; Monika Płatek of University of Warsaw, Poland; Liisa Husu and Jeff Hearn of Цrebro University, Sweden; Virginija Jurėnienė of Vilnius university, Lithuania.
More about the conference here: http://www.genderconference.kf.vu.lt/