Covid-19, Feminist Academia and Social Justice Issues

Published on 7 September 2020 par Institut du genre

This online roundtable event aims to highlight and think through the existing gender inequalities which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. It will focus on issues around domestic violence/violence against women and girls; disability and mental health; and state power and community-based violence as they impact Black, Asian and migrant women, in addition to women seeking asylum. The event will also tie issues around feminist scholarship and campaign work to Covid-19 and its adverse impacts. We hope that, by addressing the struggles of those most vulnerable in this current moment, the event will foster crucial dialogue and collaboration between feminist scholars, activists, and organisations, in order to inform mobilisation and resistance on the ground.

Speakers include (further speakers to be confirmed):
• Shabana Kausar (Violence against women and girls tri-borough Strategic Lead)
• Dorothea Jones (The Monitoring Group)
• Dr Vicky Canning (Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Bristol)
• Gemma Williams (Doctoral Candidate, Birmingham City University)

The event is free to attend but spaces are limited. We also ask that attendees consider kindly donating £1, £3 or £5 or becoming a member of the FSA, as your generosity or membership helps to ensure that we can continue our work as a not for profit network in this increasingly difficult socio-economic climate.

The event will include the option to enable live captions and subtitles. If you have additional questions or requirements around accessibility, please get in touch on

18th September 2020,3-5 pm
Platform Microsoft Teams
Register here