The Women´s World Congress is an international interdisciplinary event that gathers women from different areas of the academy and the activism from all over the world. The main aim of the event is to create a wide space of debate where multiple actors from the academy, civil society, activism and the public in general think about and debate about their actions and experiences; question and (re)construct paradigms from varied perspectives.
The first Women’s World’s Congress took place in 1981, in Israel, at the Haifa University, and the last one, the 13th, in Florianópolis, Brasil, Federal University of Santa Catarina, UFSC, simultaneously with the 11st Making Gender International Seminar.
In 2002 the WW Congress took place in the African continent, in Uganda, at Makerere University, with the theme GENDERED WORLDS: GAINS AND CHALLENGES, and the main keynote speaker was the feminist, researcher and activist Amina Mama, with the communication GAINS AND CHALLENGES: LINKING THERORY AND PRACTICE, the 21st July.
PREVIOUS CONGRESSES, YEAR, HOST AND THEMES
|1981||Israel||Haifa University||The New Scholarship|
|1984||Netherlands||Gronigen University||Strategies and Empowerment|
|1987||Ireland||Trinity College||Visions and Revisions|
|1990||USA||Hunter College||Realities and Choice|
|1993||Costa Rica||Universidade of San Jose||Search, Participation, Change|
|1996||Australia||Universidade of Adelaide||Think Global – Act Local|
|1999||Norway||Universidade of Tromso||Genderations|
|2002||Uganda||Makerere University||Gendered Worlds: Gains and Challenges|
|2005||Korea||Ewha University||Embracing the Earth: East-West North-South|
|2008||Spain||Complutense University||La igualdad no es Utopia|
|2014||Índia||University of Hyderabad||Gender in a changing world|
|2017||Brasil||Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina||Transformações, conexões, deslocamentos|