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Genders & Sexualities Events



Over a Hot Stove: Women in the Kitchen
Date: July 25-26, 2015
Location: Crete, Greece
The symposium will consider issues involving the relationships between women, cooking and power, gender role expectations and issues of race and class from the earliest times to the latest.

The Body’s Transformations / The Body Transformations Project
Date: August 1-3, 2015
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Explore the whole array of bodily functions, stations, failures, alterations, concepts, abilities and disabilities, and experiences (including internal and external awareness).

Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium
Date: August 5-7, 2015
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
The Women’s Leadership Symposium is designed as a seminar for presentation of papers and ideas regarding gender equity and fairness in leadership opportunities in the social and economic structures of society.

Gender Odyssey
Date: August 20-23, 2015
Location: Seattle, Washington
This is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community in Seattle, USA.

Gender Summit 6 Asia Pacific
Date: August 26- 28, 2015
Location: Seoul, South Korea
The aim of the Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific 2015 (Better Science & Technology for Creative Economy: Enhancing the Societal Impact through Gendered Innovations in Research, Development and Business) is to introduce compelling research evidence on benefits of addressing gender issues in science and technology to improve quality of research and innovation. It is designed to interconnect all relevant stakeholders to develop strategies on how discussions and technological collaborations on gender diversity can open up opportunities to create new markets for scientific research and innovations.

Focus on Fathers. Fatherhood in Contemporary Discourse.
Date: September 4-5, 2015
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Focus on Fathers is an international academic conference which aims to discuss contemporary visions of fatherhood in various modern media.

Connecting, Rethinking and Embracing Difference The Persons and Sexualities Project
Date: September 24-26, 2015
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
How do we understand the different desires and pleasures we engage in, and by which they define who they are and how they interact? Have the ways through which we label our ‘difference’ become cages? Can we move beyond labels like LGBTQ?

Regulation and its Discontents The Sex and the State Project
Date: September 20-22, 2015
The social organization of sexuality reflects cultural, economic, educational, legal, and religious ideologies and practices. These are shown in the ways the state and its agents regulate sexuality: who are “good” sexual citizens/who are outlaws?

Gender and Love / The Gender and Love Project
Date: September 20-22, 2015
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
The “Gender and Love” project calls for reflections on the interaction between gender and love and how this nexus of ideas pertains to self-perception, (dis-)ability, ethics, religion, kinship, bonding, nationality, globalization, environment.

The WIN Global Summit
Date: September 30-October 1, 2015
Location: New York City, New York
The 2015 WIN Summit brings together professional women from every industry around the world to discuss the art of negotiating as a means to the end of gender inequality in the workplace.

II Rit Vimarsh Conference on Gender and Violence
Date: October 9-12, 2015
Location: New Delhi, NCT of Delhi, India
We seek to explore recent perceptions of gender and violence, and the question of power in this context. Also how it relates to ideas of modernity, and how these questions might be taken up in non-European contexts.

A Critical Movement: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersection of Culture, Brain, & Behavior
Date: October 23-24, 2015
Location: Los Angeles, California
This conference occurs at a critical juncture in sex/gender research in neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, and related disciplines. We will consider three sex/gender questions: why now? what’s fixed/changing/changeable? what’s at stake?

Gender Summit 7 EU
Date: November 6-7, 2015
Location: Berlin, Germany
The Summit will advance understanding of when, how and why gender issues in research can produce different outcomes for women and men, and, like its predecessors, it will demonstrate important intellectual, societal and economic benefits of gender mainstreaming.

International Conference: Confronting Gender and Faith
Date: December 10-11, 2015
Location: Berlin, Germany
Despite generations of feminist and queer deconstructions of gender and sexual binarisms in diverse disciplines, the modern/colonial belief in the heteronormative sexual (and thus gender) binary between ‘man’ and ‘woman’ seems to be still strongly held in contemporary society.This conference would like to explore the relationship between ‘gender’ and systems of ‘faith’ by focusing on three correlations of the two categories: ‘gender as faith’, ‘gender against faith’, and ‘gender in faith’.

IWIC 2016: Transforming Women’s World with Complex Messages
Date: February 12-13, 2016
Location: Orlando, Florida
This conference will foster the discussion of global issues affecting women directly or indirectly.

2nd Annual World Conference on Women’s Studies
Date: May 5-7, 2016
Location: New York, New York
The TIIKM’s 2nd Annual World Conference on Women’s Studies 2016 will be held on 5-7 May 2016 in New York, United States under the theme of empowering next generation women and girls. In particular, discussions will focus on “Empowering Next Generations of Women and Girls” by increasing education, decision making power, and securing rights and opportunities for women and girls worldwide.






Discrimination Free Zone Campaign
“We aim to end discrimination against any individuals or groups of people based on race, color, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability through the creation of Discrimination Free Zones throughout the world. These Discrimination Free Zones are always peaceful, and they inform others that discrimination will be offensive to us and that we will not participate in any actions in which such sentiments are included.”


Gender Spectrum
Gender Spectrum offers training to schools, families, and organizations in helping them to understand the development of gender identity in children and teens.

Human Sexuality Training: Comfort, Attitude and Values Evaluation (CAVE) 
CAVE is a human sexuality training program for students, professionals in health care, counselling, education, and social services fields, parents, and other individuals seeking enhanced personal relationships. The goal is to provide individuals and professionals with an opportunity to build awareness, comfort, confidence, and competence by exploring their values and gaining the knowledge required to talk about sexuality in an unbiased, non-judgmental, knowledgeable, and inclusive manner. 

Nirantar offers gender  trainings as well as sexuality  trainings to NGOs, educational institutions, community-level organisations, LGBT groups, governmental programmes, etc. The trainings seek to link concepts related to gender and sexuality with the personal experiences of the participants as well as the work that the organizations are engaged with. In addition to trainings, Nirantar also conducts workshops and as well as courses on issues of gender as well as on sexuality. While Nirantar sees issues of gender and sexuality as being interlinked, we also believe that they also have their own specificity that needs to be engaged with. Hence there are separate trainings on gender and separate trainings on sexuality that are offered.

Understanding and Managing Gay and Transgender Issues in the Workplace
A four part series from renowned diversity trainer Brian McNaught with a facilitator’s guide, available for purchase on DVD. This presentation seeks to build bridges of understanding on gay and transgender issues in the workplace, and to make allies of all employees in the company’s goal of empowering a diverse workforce. It captures renowned presenter Brian McNaught at his very best with an audience of corporate employees who enthusiastically respond to him and the pertinent information and personal perspective he offers.