Regional Conferences

Southern Regional Workshop on the theme ‘Documenting the Contributions of Women’s Movements, Women’s Organizations and Women’ on the 18th and 19th February 2016 in the University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai.

The IAWS conducted a two day Southern Regional Workshop on the theme ‘Documenting the Contributions of Women’s Movements, Women’s Organizations and Women’ on the 18th and 19th February 2016 in the University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai. The co-organizers of the workshop were the Departments / Centres of Women’s Studies of Bharathidasan University, University of Madras, Ethiraj College for Women, Stella Maris College and Regional Association for Women’s Studies (RAWS). The purpose of the workshop was to create a platform for exchange of ideas and conversations between Women’s Studies Centres/ Cells and Departments in colleges and universities and women’s movements and organizations that foreground pressing issues relating to gender and other forms of redistributive justice. The expected outcome of the workshop is a volume of essays that can be used as part of the teaching curriculum in Women’s Studies Centres.

Regional Seminar on Gender and Displacement in the Northeast was organized on the 17 and 18 March, 2015 by Department of Women’s Studies, Gauhati University in collaboration with Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS), Gauhati 

The two days of discussion highlighting the pertinence of the issue of Gender and Displacement in the Northeast. The key issues that were discussed hinged on the theoretical exploration of displacement and gender; various forms of displacement like conflict induced and development induced displacement as well as tribal problems. It was highlighted that asymmetrical gender power relations need to be addressed in all form of data representation. It was felt that women’s employment is a critical factor for women’s empowerment and their overall status in the society which can also act as a safety net. Dialogues were exchanged on looking at equitable National Policy for displacement and the need for gender sensitivity to be brought while implementing these policies.

National Seminar on ‘Different Worlds of Women’s Studies in India: Focus on Western and Southern Regions’ on 20th and 21st February 2015, IAWS along with Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre, Pune University, Pune

The seminar brought together researchers, activists, teachers, students practicing Women’s Studies in different ways and having entered Women’s Studies at different historical points. Focusing on the critical juncture when Women’s Studies is being institutionalized, simultaneously with the contestation of the category of gender, the seminar sought to illuminate and interrogate many contradictions – engendering disciplines v/s disciplining gender, theory v/s politics, profession v/s passion, institutionalization v/s ghettoisation that have informed the field of women’s studies.

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