International Conference entitled “Gender in the Mediterranean: Emerging Discourses and Practices”, took place on the 5th to 7th March 2004 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

The conference was organised in collaboration with the British Council and was co-financed by various funding sources namely the United States Agency for International Development/United Nations Development Programme, Intercollege (hosting institution), the National Machinery for the Rights of Women in Nicosia and the Embassy of the United States of America.

Widely known scholars in the field of gender issues delivered keynote speeches including Floya Anthias, Oxford Brooks University (UK), Cynthia Cockburn (City University, UK), Maria Hadjipavlou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus), Victoria Holbrook (Ohio State University, USA), Michael Kimmel (SUNY at Stony Brook, USA), Mary Maynard (University of York, UK), Lidia Puigvert (University of Barcelona, Spain), and Fatima Sadiqi (University of Fes, Morocco).

The conference included diverse panel discussions with paper presentations by 93 scholars, activists, NGO representatives, story tellers and artists, including people from Turkey, Greece and both communities in Cyprus. Approximately 100 other participants were present at various stages of the program.

To view the conference programme click on the pdf file below:

Gender in the Mediterranean conference programme