Gender, feminism and critical thinking in Latin American and Caribbean social sciences

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, 17 October 2014 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Costa Rica, San José
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Ricardo Martinez Brenes, r.martinez-brenes@unesco.org

From 15 to 17 October 2014, the Latin American Social Sciences Council (CLACSO) organizes a meeting on Gender, Feminism and Critical Thinking in the Latin American and Caribbean social sciences, in San José, Costa Rica.

The main objective of the meeting is the improvement of the production process of inter- and cross-disciplinary knowledge in order to be incorporated in research, public policies and projects that have a social influence in the region.

Thus, the meeting will be the occasion to set off reflections and debate between around 70 female experts, researchers, representatives from social organizations and public policy makers. The workshops set up during the meeting aim at furthering the intellectual and institutional collaboration that contributes directly to the theoretical production in the feminist field. The three days will reinforce the experts’ networks and pave the way to new spaces for dialogue between female policy makers, experts and civil society.

CLACSO counts on the support of UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST), the UNESCO Office in San José, the UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainable Development and the Earth Charter, the University for the United Nations Peace (UPEACE), and local organizations such as the Regional Master's Degree in Women's Studies at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), the Center for Research in Women's Studies (ICES), and the Department of Ecumenical Research (DEI).