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Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies: Reflexivity, resistance and action

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the II International Congress of CIEG, the Interdisciplinary Centre of Gender Studies, which will take place on July 24-26th, 2019, I want to welcome you.

The topics under debate in this Congress require the contribution of everyone. We aim to deepen our knowledge about gender issues facing our societies today, identifying the progress achieved but also the backlash and forms of resistance, locating the inequalities in their different dimensions and intersections, and reflecting about the mechanisms that may promote gender equality and their impact on public policies, at local and global levels.

And we hope that the knowledge produced through the lively discussions that will take place is also instrumental in fighting social inequalities, sexism, homophobia, racism and all forms of discrimination that threaten the well-being of millions and millions of citizens in our planet on a daily basis.

We count on 3 distinguished keynote speakers, 3 plenary round tables addressing current hot topics and also nearly 170 papers on a variety of topics from the wide field of knowledge that constitutes this scientific domain.

When, in 2016, we organised our I Congress we brought together people from various parts of the world – only 40 of the 270 participants were Portuguese – exceeding our expectations. Debates were lively and cordial and from them two books were issued with papers of great relevance to Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies, as can be found on CIEG’s website and also here.

We hope that you enjoy the meetings, the discussions and also the city of Lisbon, and that you return home wishing to come back for the next Congress.

Anália Torres
Conference chair