Feminist Journey 2018 at International Institute of Social Studies

WC Desk:

The Gender Committee 2017-18 batch, of International Institute of Social Studies, held a series of events from  5th-9th March 2018.

Monday, March 5
Women of Resistance: Reclaiming the Radical Roots of International Women’s Day
Time: 6 – 7:30 pm

This was the first event for Women’s Week (March 5-March 9) and topics that were discussed are as follows:
-Why do we commemorate International Women’s Day? A brief historical introduction
-On Resisting the Capitalist Hijacking of International Women’s Day
-Challenging the Status Quo: Women Struggles and Voices across the World (A Photo Exhibition)
-Sorority and Solidarity are Global: How Can We Join the Fight for Women’s Rights, Gender Equity and Emancipation?

Tuesday, March 6
“On Being A Woman” (event in collaboration with the Sexual Diversity Group)
Time: 6- 7:30 pm
This event aimed to highlight the diversity of experiences on being a woman.

Wednesday, March 7
No More Shaming: Understanding and Reclaiming Menstrual Health (event in collaboration with the Environmental Committee)
Time: 6:30- 8 pm

This event highlighted issues relating to women’s menstrual health.

Thursday, March 8
Women’s Songs from Around the World
Time: 2- 3 pm

Friday, March 9
Feminist Open Mic Night
Time: 7 – 9 pm

In the last two events, ISS students coming from different parts of the world sang feminist songs in different languages.

About ISS:

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague is part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

It is a graduate institute of policy-oriented critical social science, founded in 1952 and able to draw on over 60 years of experience.

ISS is a highly diverse international community of scholars and students from the global south and the north, which brings together people, ideas and insights in a multi-disciplinary setting which nurtures, fosters and promotes critical thinking and conducts innovative research into fundamental social problems.

Key to the ISS philosophy and practice is the wish to make a contribution to achieving social justice and equity on a global level. The strong partnerships with organizations and individuals in developing countries make up a network in which the co-creation of knowledge and an integrated approach to research and teaching can flourish and remain societally relevant.

ISS shares expertise with a wider public by providing high-level policy advice, serving as a platform for debate and the exchange of ideas and engaging in consultancy.



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