19 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016

Kolkata | Gender Mainstreaming & Cultural Rights conference | call for papers

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The international conference on Gender Mainstreaming & Cultural Rights – Women and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development takes place in Kolkata in December. The Call for Papers is open till 31 July.   Dates: 19, 20 & 21 December 2016 Venue: ArtsAcre Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

PURPOSE

The aim of the Conference is to create a civic space for promoting gender and diversity in cultural institutions and agencies:
  • Promoting critical reflections on the current state of gendered concerns,
  • Sharing and promoting case studies and demonstration projects, and
  • Advancing critical discourse in gender studies and cultural institutions.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The conference will feature plenary speakers and papers submitted by participants. Interested researchers, policy makers, curators and cultural programmers are invited to submit a 150-word abstract of their proposed papers and a 50-word personal Bio. An editorial group will respond to submissions within 6 weeks. The following broad categories will form the structure of the conference.
  • Conceptual understandings of Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Parity,
  • Critical mapping of the current situation through case studies,
  • Policy imperatives for transformative planning,
  • Capacity building, upskilling and up scaling for achieving Gender Parity,
  • Creativity – the ongoing exploration of the interplay between arts, culture, heritage, creativity and gender,
  • Cultural diversity and embedding gender parity in cultural agencies, and
  • Any other interdisciplinary area that falls within the ambit of the Conference purpose.

DEADLINE for abstracts: 31 July 2016

Conference registration is open