Expanding Gender Equality, Unbinding the Gender Binary

Duration: 
Monday, March 21, 2016 -
16:30 to 18:00
Kind of WILPF Initiative/Event: 
Other WILPF Events
Location: 
Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN)
Countries: 
Global

Panelists

  • Brandy Robinson, Associate Professor and 2014 and 2015 WILPF US UN Delegate (CSW)
  • Yee Won Chong, Strategist and Founder of Say This Not That and 2012 TEDxRainer Speaker
  • Shawna Wakefield, Associate at Gender at Work and Women's Rights and Gender Justice Advocate and Activist

 

This parallel event will offer a unique insight into transgender and non-conforming gender dynamics and how these dynamics play into gender equality, rather in society and institutions. Solutions will be explored to offer how going beyond the 'gender binary' can ultimately aid in challenging the traditional structure, notions and norms of restrictive gender roles. How the feminist perspective and human rights framework offer hope to the transgender and non-conforming gender dynamics is also presented.