Troubling Anti-Gender Attacks

25 May 2022, 15:00 London / 16:00 Johannesburg Virtual Roundtable Discussion

In recent years, trans, queer and feminist activists and scholars from different global contexts have faced increasing levels of hostility, censorship, and disenfranchisement as ‘anti-gender’ groups have gained political power and influence. This roundtable discussion will explore the transnational dimension of ‘anti-gender ideology’ with leading trans, queer and feminist scholars and activists who have experienced the effects of ‘anti-gender’ attacks. The roundtable will provide a space for critical interrogation and reflection on the ways in which anti-gender activism troubles, and can be troubled by, transnational queer and feminist perspectives, solidarity, and action. The roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Haley McEwen (Senior Researcher & Acting Director, Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg). 

Photo Credit: Paula Hollstein

Coordinated by the Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics and the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

In cooperation with and partially funded by Transnational Feminism, Solidarity, and Social Justice, an Open Society University Network project