The CSEAS Gender Equality Promotion Committee was established in 2016. Based on Kyoto University’s and CSEAS’s Action Plan for Gender Equality Promotion, we take the initiative to organize the following activities for the purpose of promoting gender equality and diversity.
(1) Organization of “Seminar on Gender Equality in Academia” and “Special Seminar: Frontiers of Gender Studies in Asia”: These seminars provide opportunities for the sharing of information and exchange of opinions on situations pertaining to gender equality promotion at overseas institutions, as well as overviews of the latest academic trends in, and discussions on, gender studies. We invite distinguished scholars from abroad who are part of CSEAS’s international network.
(2) Improvement of support system for CSEAS staff with small children: We give various kinds of support for child care during CSEAS-organized and -sponsored events. We also provide for the maintenance of child care space at CSEAS, and conduct regular inquiries to determine the basic child care needs of CSEAS staff.
(3) Publicity on HP:
We provide information and reports on seminars mentioned above (1) on the Committee’s HP.
|Date||Venue||Title / Speaker||Poster|
Special Seminar: Frontiers of Gender Studies in Asia
The 3rd Seminar on Gender Issues in Academia
|2017.2.14||CSEAS Tonantei (Room No.201)||Seminar: The 2nd Seminar on gender issues in academia with Prof. Chalidaporn Songsamphan
Titile: Subverting Sexism: Women in the Academic World
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
|2017.1.26||Large Meeting Room, the 3rd floor||Seminar: The 1st Seminar on Gender Issues in Academia organized by the Gender Equality Committee of CSEAS, Kyoto University
Titile: Always Mainstreaming but never Mainstream: Feminists in Academia
This involves different arenas of advocacyâ€”in the area of academic teaching and scholarship, in the area of policy development and implementation.
Finally, the paper will look at the engagement of women’s studies professors with the women’s movement and how this enriches scholarship.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
She is author 2 books, Rape Love and Sexuality: The Construction of Woman in Discourse (UP Press, 2002) and €œAnd Then She Laughed: Experiences in Counseling Women (Anvil Press, 2015). She is also a regular columnist for Rappler, the Philippines€™ leading social and news network.
Like most Filipinas, she is known to friends by a nickname, Guy.
Guy considers herself an activist and academic because she has spent most of her life working in social movements. She is proudest of being co-founder, and now Chair of the Board of Directors of Likhaan, an organization working with grassroots women on issues of reproductive and sexual health and rights.
Commentator: Dr. Hidefumi Hitokoto (Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University)