Gender, Power, Systemic Violence and Social Inequality: Global Dialogues and Intersectional Analysis of Transnational Women’s Movements:

Friday, 20 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC32 Women in Society (host committee)

Language: English and Spanish

Today violence against women is a core issue for transnational women’s movements. Within sociology conceptual attention has been paid to the intersections among gender, power, unequal global capitalist systems and violence. The dislocation of “representative” social approaches have deepened the instrumentation of government policies in “regressive” as well as “democratic” states, and this has been associated with increasing social and gender inequality because of the violation of rights. Women’s movements have responded.  In Nigeria movements to hold the state accountable for Boko Haram have heightened pressure on the state. In Poland, the women’s movement has seen a public renaissance in October 2016, with women striking against a proposal to ban abortion. In the US and around the world large demonstrations were held in 2017 against president Trump’s perceived misogyny/policies unfriendly to women. On the 8th of March 2017, a global feminist strike proposed by Ni Una Menos was announced in more than 50 countries. The session invites papers to discuss, from a variety of theoretical perspectives, case studies from around the workd addressing:

(1) How local varieties of transnational movements in addressing violence and inequality, have addressed questions of differences among women, including the absence/invisibility of migrant, LGBTQ, or other minority women in most agendas or mobilizations;

(2) contents and strategies of communication of feminist movements in their local contexts, versus mass-mediatic representation in relation to similarities and differences among women.

(3) How social praxis and policy have been problematized

Session Organizers:
Alicia Itati PALERMO, National University of Lujan, Argentina, Argentina, Paola BONIZZONI, University of Milan, Italy, Angela M. TOFFANIN, University of Padova, Italy and Francesca Alice VIANELLO, University of Padua, Italy
Francesca Alice VIANELLO, University of Padua, Italy and Alicia Itati PALERMO, National University of Lujan, Argentina
Oral Presentations
Mexico-USA Immigrant Women’s Rights, Public Policies and Vulnerabilities
Ignacia MORALES REYES, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla- Complejo Regional Sur, Mexico
Feminist Praxis in People’s Republic of China
Ping-Chun HSIUNG, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada
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