GENDER EQUALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY – CONFUSION TO CONSENSUS
16-18 NOVEMBER 2011, Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor SL4 2HP
Conference rates are inclusive of registration, accommodation in historic surroundings, and food from award-winning chefs.
Standard Rate: £360 Charitable/Academic Rate: £240 Student Rate (shared accommodation): £85
The changes to men and women’s roles seen over the past sixty years have lead to a challenging paradox. While some argue that the lack of women in boardrooms and Parliament is evidence of continued discrimination against women, others argue that it is men, particularly white men, who are discriminated against in a newly ‘feminised’ world.
• Should we be introducing gender quotas or does this disadvantage men and risk undermining the efforts of those who succeed?
• Should systems be put in to place to create absolute equality, for example in relation to pensions and paternity leave, or should we work under the assumption that men and women are equal but different?
• What are the implications of assuming that all men and all women face the same obstacles irrespective of age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, ability or education?
• Should we be concerned about the prevalence of sexual images of both men and women and the messages they convey?
This conference aims to bring together interested parties in order to discuss these issues and more, in order to help identify ways to turn this confusion into consensus.
Naomi Eisenstaedt, Former Director, Social Exclusion Task Force and Sure Start Unit
Yvonne Galligan, Professor of Comparative Politics and Director of the Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics, Queen's University, Belfast
Chris Green, Director, White Ribbon Campaign
Debbie Gupta, Director of Policy Transformation, Government Equalities Office
Jen Lexmond, Senior Researcher, Demos
Finn Mackay, Feminist activist & researcher
Matt McCormack Evans, Co-founder, Anti-Porn Men Project
Fiona McTaggart, MP
Helena Morrisey, Chief Executive Officer of Newton Investment Management, Founder of The 30% Club
Rowan Pelling, Journalist and broadcaster
Katherine Rake OBE, Chief Executive, Family and Parenting Institute
Jessica Ringrose, Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Gender and Education Institute of Education, University of London
Sarah Veale, Head, Equality and Employment Rights Department, TUC
Maria Wallis, Former Chief Constable, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
Honor Wilson-Fletcher, Chief Executive, The Aldridge Foundation
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The Great Park
Berkshire SL4 2HP
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