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Seminar Series 22/23 Gender and Inequality

Latin America has long been simultaneously a place of hope and despair with regards to gender equality. The foundation of national states across Latin America have created particular narratives of gender identities that have been used to develop political and social ideologies of the nation. Gender inequality across the region remains rampant, discrimination and violence against women and sexual minorities is still a problem that needs analysis and solutions. Still, for many decades, women and sexual minorities have organised themselves and have been at the forefront of efforts to defend their rights and to question the wider patriarchal structure that sustains gender inequality. Through a range of stimulating presentations from international scholars, this seminar series explores concepts like gender inequality and equality, new feminisms, the intersection of gender and race/ racism, violence against women and sexual minorities, rights and social movements, and gender performativity to develop discussions around the state of gender and equality in Latin America.