Gender, care and livelihoods in times of crisis
08 February 2023, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
This seminar will bring together six of our GRRIPP projects from three continents to discuss "Gender, Care and Livelihoods during Crises"
This event is free.
Professor Maureen Fordham – UCL IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster
Lecture Theatre G13,University College London1-19 Torrington PlaceLondonWC1E 7HBUnited Kingdom
This interactive panel will bring together 6 of our GRRIPP commissioned projects from Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, India and Zimbabwe to discuss “Gender, care and livelihoods in times of crisis”. Our guests are women-led unions, grassroots organisations and NGOs defending the rights of women informal workers, care givers, and Afro-descendant communities who struggle to survive in times of crisis. They will provide insights into how they resist against every day risks and disasters, and the strategies they have implemented to produce social change. How do crises and disasters disrupt reproductive work? And how do communities organise and resist in the face of those extreme events to sustain their livelihoods? Come to learn from and exchange with our amazing speakers!
The seminar will followed by a reception with drinks and canapes.
The seminar will take place in Lecture Theatre G13, Torrington Place (1-19) which is located on the ground floor with disability access, and will begin at 17:30 to 19:00 followed by a reception with drinks and canapes.
17:30 Opening and Welcome by Dr. Louisa Acciari (UCL)
17:35 Interactive panel discussion including our guest speakers:
- Maria Silvanete Benedito de Sousa Lermen: Chã de Terra (Brazil)
- Gloria Sepúlveda: Ciudadanas cuidando (Chile)
- Olga Segovia: SUR - Corporation of Social Studies and Education(Chile)
- Ruth Díaz: National Federation of Women Workers (FENAMUTRA - Dominican Republic)
- Paromita Sen: Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA Bharat - India)
- Charity Chenga: Echoes of Humanity (Zimbabwe)
18:40 - 19:00 Q&A
19:00 Reception with drinks and canapes
If you are unable to join us in person, please join us online by registering through Zoom. Register here: https://ucl.zoom.us/j/92787969412
|Maria Silvanete Benedito de Sousa Lermen: Chã de Terra (Brazil)|
|Gloria Sepúlveda: Ciudadanas cuidando (Chile)|
|Olga Segovia: SUR - Corporation of Social Studies and Education(Chile)|
|Ruth Díaz: National Federation of Women Workers (FENAMUTRA - Dominican Republic)|
|Paromita Sen: Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA Bharat - India)|
|Charity Chenga: Echoes of Humanity (Zimbabwe)|
GRRIPP is a four-year global collaboration and knowledge-exchange project, implemented by seven universities based in Bangladesh, Peru, South Africa, and the UK. GRRIPP stands for ‘Gender Responsive Resilience and Intersectionality in Policy and Practice (GRRIPP) - Networking Plus Partnering for Resilience’ and is funded by UKRI’s Global Challenges Research Fund.
Since 2019, GRRIPP has commissioned more than 20 research and social change projects across Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and Southern Africa. Regional GRRIPP teams and project partners are undertaking important work in re-imagining practices of care, human relationships with the environment, the importance of indigenous knowledge, curriculum reform and much more. GRRIPP researchers around the world have also produced valuable resources for future generations of researchers and activists, including: an expansive GRRIPP Latin America and the Caribbean repository of manuals and reports, a GRRIPP reference guide to alternative references on gender, intersectionality and resilience, and a magazine exploring feminism and city spaces. To access these resources and learn more about the projects, visit: www.grripp.net.