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09:00 - 18:00 11 June 2018

Impacts of Gender Discourse on Polish Politics, Society and Culture: Comparative Perspectives


UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
16 Taviton Street | London | WC1H 0BW | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed

In recent years Poland has witnessed a heated debate on gender as a dangerous concept that threatens the integrity of family and social life.

The media makes frequent use of concepts such as genderism or gender ideology, usually accompanied by anti-feminist rhetoric, while the government recently attempted to tighten the already restrictive abortion law, prompting countrywide “black protests”. Debates about gender inequality and the very concept of gender itself as well as about reproductive rights and homosexuality have been affected by the rise of nationalism in Poland, elsewhere in Eastern Europe and in other parts of the world. The aim of this conference is to exchange knowledge and ideas about how contemporary gender politics, debates on sexuality and equality mechanisms affect politics, culture and social life in Poland, and how they are shaped by wider discourse about gender and sexuality.


Claudia Roland
+44 (0) 207 679 8754 | c.roland@ucl.ac.uk


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