Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Symposium › Research
Gender equality is a fundamental human right. It is essential that women are provided with equal access to essential public services, including education, housing and healthcare. However, there is still a huge amount of work to be done to overcome gender disparities. Research suggests that women remain hugely disadvantaged, with cuts to public services disproportionately affecting women. In addition to this, women are continually under-represented in senior positions within both public and private sector. The gender pay gap also remains stubbornly high and allegations of sexual harassment continue. The aims of this stream are to discuss gender disparities, sexual violence and discrimination within public services. This includes defining and challenging existing conceptions of empowerment and dominant discourses relating to gender equality. Too often research and discourses around gender equality view women as primary changemakers and problem solvers, which ignores the role of historical, engrained disadvantages and institutional discrimination. This stream welcomes papers which showcase research and activism around gender inequalities, particularly if they have implications for transforming organisational policies, procedures and structures within public services.
10 Sep 2018
21st Annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference