Colloque « Gender in the Philippines: Challenges within the Domestic Sphere and Beyond »


The Philippines have been capturing social and scientific attention at the global scale not only due to its demographic dynamics but also because of its international migration and its position as one of the leading countries in the world in terms of gender equality. With the aim to participate in and advance the ongoing social debates about this country, this forum will offer a platform for discussions around gender-related issues within the domestic sphere and beyond. It will focus on the following themes: reproductive rights, gender equality, women’s migration, and the family.

Program :

  • 13:00-14:30 – PANEL 1: «Challenges in the Public Sphere – Laws, Policies, and Discourses»
    Ms. Elena Avramovska (GEM PhD Fellow, ULB & UNIGE)
    Dr. Catherine Lourdes Dy (GEM Alumni, Associated Researcher ULB-EASt)
    Chair: Prof. Laura Merla (CIRFASE)
  • 14:40-16:00 – PANEL 2: «Challenges in the Private Sphere – Marriage, Migration, and Work»
    Prof. Julien Debonneville (Université de Genève)
    Prof. Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot (F.R.S-Fnrs, ULB/EASt)
    Chair: Prof. Vanessa Frangville (ULB-EASt)
  • 17:00-18:00 – BOOK LAUNCH: «International Marriages and Marital Citizenship: Southeast Asian Women on the Move»
    Prof. Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot (F.R.S-Fnrs, ULB/EASt)
    Dr. Maïté Maskens (ULB)
    Chair: Ms. Elena Avramovska (GEM PhD Fellow, ULB & UNIGE)

Coffee and tea will be served during the break prior to the book launch.

Tuesday 21 November, 01.00 pm – 06.00 pm

Av. Franklin Roosevelt 39
1050 – Brussels

No registration necessary

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