CGS 21: Gendered Global Crises

The Virtual Congress on Gender Studies: Gendered Global Crisis, co-organized by Karadeniz Technical University’s Women’s Studies Application and Research Centre, Altınbaş University Gender and Women’s Studies Research Centre TOKAMER Turkey, ATINER Greece, CESRAN International, and Karadeniz Technical University Centre for Strategic Research, aims to explore the issues and challenges that have arisen as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic through the lenses of gender studies.

Global crises, like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, have a profound impact on human life, although to varying degrees in terms of gender equality. Gender discrimination, bias, and inequalities already exist in non-crisis periods all around the world. It is thus not surprising that crisis situations increase the existing gender inequalities. The COVID-19 pandemic not only increased but also revealed the gender inequalities in the world’s political, social, and economic systems in a relatively short amount of time. It is therefore vital to analyse the relationship between global crises and gender inequalities through the lenses of gender studies.

In this line, the CGS congress aims to provide a forum for researchers, academics, practitioners, students, and educators to discuss issues linked to gender studies from a global crisis perspective. Theoretical, empirical, conceptual, experimental, descriptive, and constructive studies with a focus on gender are invited to highlight the issues, challenges, and opportunities that have developed as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.