Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa: 125 Years of Suffrage and Beyond
Event type: Conferences21-23 Sep 2018
To mark 40 years of WSA/PAW conferences and 125 years of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa/New Zealand, WSA/PAW joins with the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies in presenting a conference promoting feminist scholarship and activism. The conference will be an opportunity to advance current feminist engagements, while acknowledging and understanding the challenges of the past. We are committed to supporting many perspectives including those of Māori, Pasifika, Tauiwi, Pākehā and ethnic minority women. This conference will provide a forum for enduring feminist concerns including gendered violence, equal pay, reproduction, race, ethnicity, sexuality and class. It will also provide an opportunity to consider contemporary perspectives that emphasise intersectionality including issues around environmental sustainability, new reproductive technologies, transgender and women’s rights in work places.This two and a half day conference is part of a longer conversation in New Zealand about women’s rights and feminist activism in the community and academia. We hope for new insight and vigorous debate into the current state of feminism in New Zealand.