Resisting Oppression, Fighting Violence and Transforming the Law and Politics: Women’s Action Across the World

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Seminarsaal 20 (Juridicum)
RC12 Sociology of Law (host committee)

Language: English

Taking as a starting point the bottom-up instances of participation and resistance by women’s movements around the world, the session of the Working Group “Gender, Law and Society” of the RCSL aims at discussing how the laws and policies can be transformed, nurtured, deconstructed or improved in a way that they are responsive to women at the local level. 
In line with the main topic of the Congress, this session welcomes papers strengthening the connections between international, European or local law and politics and their gender implications, inquiring into the role of women as social actors and their agency in the struggles in different scenarios (e.g. Arab Springs, postcolonial settings/countries, racially/ethnically segregated areas within metropolis, etc.), be they part of emancipatory movements, of cultural/religious/racial/ethnic/sexual or other minorities or acting as individuals. What potential or impact do women’s everyday practices of emancipation and coalitions have on the interconnections existing between their experience at the grassroots, politics, law and policy levels?
The organizers of the session welcome both theoretical elaborations on these themes and other aspects related to gender which fit the main topic of the Congress, and contributions embracing empirical research. In both cases, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches are particularly appreciated.
Session Organizers:
Barbara G BELLO, University of Milano, Italy and Alexandrine GUYARD-NEDELEC, University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France
Women and Law: (Re)Building Democracy and Justice
Lucia Maria BRITO DE OLIVEIRA, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Laws to Prevent Trafficking of Women and Children in Disaster Prone Areas in India
Panchi PATHAK, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India; Pravinkumar SHIRSAT, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
The Women's Immigrants Workers Conditions and the Protection of Fundamental Rights in Brazil
Barbara SIMOES, Faculdade de Direito do Sul de Minas, Brazil; Cicero LUZ, Faculdade de Direito do Sul de Minas, Brazil
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