Freedom of Belief Initiative is pleased to announce that the International Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Gender Equality in Turkey will be organized on May 23-24, 2022 as a virtual event!
The theme of the Conference is Freedom of Religion or Belief and Gender Equality in Turkey. The aim is to explore and analyse the human rights issues at the intersection of the right to freedom of religion or belief and gender equality, both of which are protected in core international human rights treaties. In addition, the Conference aims to provide an opportunity to discuss Turkey’s historical, institutional and structural problems at the intersection of freedom of religion or belief and gender equality, and to contribute to the visibility of academic research conducted on these topics. Following the call for papers we published in this framework, the Conference organizing committee evaluated the abstracts on related fields or disciplines such as sociology, law, women’s studies, history, political science, film and media studies, religious studies focusing on freedom of religion or belief and gender equality in Turkey.
The program details of the two-day Conference, which is planned as eight sessions, will be announced on our website in the coming days.
The sessions are planned along the following themes, but will be confirmed once the presentations are received:
- Opening session
- Religious Interpretations, Rituals and Women as Agents
- Freedom of Religion and Belief in the Education System
- The Role of Religion and Gender in the Production of Collective Culture
- Public Representation of Religious Symbols
- Body Politics and Islam
- Social Services at the Intersection of Freedom of Belief and Gender Equality
- Presidency of Religious Affairs and Gender Equality Policies
Simultaneous translation between English and Turkish will be provided at the Conference. The Conference will be streamed live and recorded for publication purposes.