Sibéal Feminist and Gender Studies Network Conference

08:00 to 18:00
Belfast campus
Danielle Roberts
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In a year which marks the centenary of partial women’s suffrage, the 20 year anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement, and strides towards reproductive justice across the island of Ireland ‘Voices and Choices; intersecting global feminisms’ asks how can feminist and gender studies academics explore the position of marginalised groups in relation to representation and autonomy not only locally but globally?

This conference seeks to make space for the discussion of the local, the global, and the intersecting layers. Themes spanning the low levels of representation of women and marginalised groups in decision making positions, to the restriction of reproductive justice, to the many forgotten feminist Herstories, experienced in Ireland North and South and paralleled in countless localities the world over will be considered through various feminist lenses.

Dr Fiona Bloomer, Ulster University, will deliver the opening keynote address. The Conference will conclude with the Belfast launch of 'We've Come a Long Way' by MERJ.

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