Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Internacional Conference: Caring for elderly and dependent people: Promoting gender equality and social justice

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona. Septemeber 12th and 13th, 2019

The purpose of this conference is to acknowledge the current challenge of democratising care at many different levels of the care organisation.

The starting point of the conference is the urgent need to democratize care to enable societies to take on more and larger responsibilities on a sustainable basis. Care is still disproportionally provided by the family and women, as the progressive and increasing role of men in childcare is not matched by a similar level of involvement in the care of dependent people and the elderly. Ways to enabling men to enter elderly and dependent care is an urgent yet under studied issue.

Participants will reflect on the current distribution of care work from an intersectional perspective and in different contexts like families, labour market (private for profit or not for profit, and public organisations) and in communities; as well as in global care chains. Democratising care involves socializing care responsibilities, sharing care work between men and women, recognizing care and its centrality for life sustainability, dignifying and consolidating its professionalization, and taking into account the rights and demands of the people who are giving and receiving care.

We invite contributions that reflect on these topics and analyse new data from different contexts and situations in which dependent people and the elderly are cared for. The conference values (cross-) regional, national, and transnational perspectives

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INVITED SPEAKERS: Heike Drotbohm (Johannes Gutenberg - Universität Mainz); y Raquel Martínez Buján (Universidade da Coruña)


Organization:

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Contact: gendercare@urv.cat