Working contexts from a feminist perspective
Friday, 4th May 2012 in Berne
The deepening of the global financial and economic crisis has triggered an acute crisis of care work and state provision sector. Within this context the conference “Gender Macht Arbeit” organized by WIDE Switzerland seeks to find answers to the following questions: how do societies go about organizing care and social provision services? Who does this work and under which conditions? Who has access to social welfare against the backdrop of severe state budget cuts and of increasing privatization of welfare services? How do households in the North and in the global South cope with the situation and what is happening on the globalized care work markets? Where do we stand with regards to women’s rights, time and money?
The WIDE conference investigates the transformations of gender power relations in the area of paid and unpaid work through the lens of a transnational feminist perspective and focuses on four thematic areas: household economy, health care system, globalized work, and public finances. The conference brings together experts and activists from the field of development, migration, social and economic policy and invites them to present different perspectives on the conference topics as well as results of their research in this area. All interested women and men are warmly welcome to join us in discussions, analyses and debates on work, gender and the care economy.
Date / Location
Pädagogische Hochschule Bern
Take bus number 12 to Unitobler
120 CHF/ WIDE Members & reduced fee 80 CHF
The main language of the conference is German. The opening and keynote lectures will be translated into English, some of the workshops will be held parallelly in German and in English.