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19 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016

Conference: "Gender Mainstreaming & Cultural Rights" | India

Gender Mainstreaming & Cultural Rights 2 Gender Mainstreaming & Cultural Rights The ArtsAcre Foundation: Museum and International Centre for Creativity and Cultural Vision (Kolkata, India) and the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum are organising an international conference entitled "Gender Mainstreaming & Cultural Rights", which will take place in Kolkata, India, between 19 and 21 December 2016. A call for papers has recently been launched. This international conference, the subtitle of which is "Women and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development", aims to create a civic space for promoting gender and diversity in cultural institutions and agencies. More particularly, the following purposes are identified:
  • Promoting critical reflections on the current state of gendered concerns.
  • Sharing and promoting case studies and demonstration projects.
  • Advancing critical discourse in gender studies and cultural institutions.
The international conference "Gender Mainstreaming & Cultural Rights" 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.
  • Any other interdisciplinary area that falls within the ambit of the Conference purpose.
The conference will be held at the premises of the ArtsAcre Foundation in Kolkata. Registration is now open. For additional information about the international conference "Gender Mainstreaming & Cultural Rights - Women and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development" and the call for papers, please visit