#MeToo: Moving forward

17sep
17. september 2019 - 14:00 til 19. september 2019 - 13:00

Reykjavik, Iceland

A Nordic/international conference on the impact of the #MeToo movement. The conference is part of the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2019 and is organised in collaboration with RIKK, Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference at the University of Iceland.

This Nordic/international conference will explore the #MeToo movement in an international context. Why did the movement gain such momentum in 2017 and what was the different impact on sectors, societies and countries? What does #MeToo tell us about the intersections of gender, sex, race, class, religion, ethnicity, age, disability and sexualities? What impact will #MeToo have on women’s equality in the Nordic countries and beyond?

The conference is a part of the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2019. It will particularly explore the impact of #MeToo on young people, including by examining the role of social media. The relationship between harassment and violence on one hand and public health on the other hand will be explored, as well as the impact of harassment on women at work, in education and in public spaces. Lastly, the conference will ask how government, businesses and organisations have, and should, respond to #MeToo.

Key themes:
#MeToo why now?
#MeToo: what next?
#MeToo and the Nordic countries

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