25th IAFFE Conference

May 26 2016 Posted: 13:09 IST

The 25th International Association for Feminist Economics Conference titled ‘Transitions and Transformations in Gender Equality’ was held from June 24-26, 2016 at the National University of Ireland, Galway and was organised by Dr. Nata Duvvury along with the help of volunteers from the M.A. programme. This conference resulted in some of the leading feminist economists from around the world gathering over the course of the three days to attend and speak at various seminars which covered pressing economic issues, through a gendered lens. The long weekend saw some important talks, including two on the Sustainable Development Goals, and what they mean in practice and a further opening and closing plenary which highlighted gender issues in Ireland, and posed questions about the future paths which should be taken for recognising and implementing, feminist economics. The event brought many leading scholars, and advocacy workers together to discuss and debate feminist economics, and how gender is understood within the current economic system, while also paving the way for future feminist economist thinkers.