Workshop on the theme of Gender, Equality and Care


Dates and times: 

May 20, 2022 - 09:30


University of Southampton
Southampton University Highfield Campus - Building 2 Room 5033
University Rd, Highfield
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom


Care and caring relationships are essential to the human condition, but they are often marginalised and undervalued by the law and elsewhere. The provision of care, whether paid or unpaid, is also highly gendered. Whilst the Covid pandemic may have (temporarily?) raised the profile of care, this attention was always ambivalent and did not lead to material improvement in the lives of carers.

This workshop addresses these issues, considering themes such as how to move beyond gendered care and reduce care burdens on women and employment rights and situations for paid and unpaid carers.

Confirmed papers include:

Dr Michelle Weldon, Post-pandemic possibilities: Recognising working fathers and working carers as carer-workers?

Dr Megan Pearson, Why does care matter to the law?: Insights from Vulnerability Theory

Karolina Szopa, Reproductive Autonomy for All: Non-discrimination and the Right to Abortion under the European Convention on Human Rights

Anabel Yahuitl GarcĂ­a, Caring anyways: Ayuujk indigenous women challenge care theory through their experience in the global care chains

Dr Natalie Sedacca, A new found valuation of care work or reproducing exclusions? Care and domestic workers in the pandemic and recovery

Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing, Grief work in Indigenous Toronto: Relations of care beyond settler colonialism

Please note, some of these papers will be given online, but to facilitate discussion it is only possible to attend in person.

Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality and Law

The Stefan Cross Centre at the University of Southampton was founded in 2018. It provides a space to research the structural, societal, legal and regulatory issues associated with gender discrimination from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Its research seeks to better understand the roots of the phenomenon, raise awareness about it and find more effective ways to address it.

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