«Slow violence, gender, cimate agency»

Montag, 05.12.2022, 18:15 Uhr

New global crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, wars, economic crisis and climate disasters are ‘produced and mediated by existing gender inequalities and discriminatory gender norms across societies’ (EGM, 2021). This presentation will explore the gendered dimension of climate change and, more generally, of slow violence, meaning ‘a violence that occurs gradually and out of sight, a violence of delayed destruction that is dispersed across time and space, an attritional violence that is typically not viewed as violence at all’ (Nixon 2011). Some attention has been paid to the inclusion of a gender perspective in climate change issues. However, much less attention has been paid to women’s invisibility in the legal and political debate on climate change combined with other situations falling within the definition of slow violence. Slow violence may or may not lead to major disasters but has a disproportionate impact on women and girls. This has been largely overlooked by existing legal debates.

Veranstaltende: Abteilung für Chancengleichheit
Redner, Rednerin: SNF Prof. Elisa Fornalé, World Trade Institute
Datum: 05.12.2022
Uhrzeit: 18:15 - 19:30 Uhr
Ort: A022
Schanzeneckstrasse 1
3012 Bern
Merkmale: Öffentlich