An International conference on the impact of the #MeToo movement held in Harpa 17-19 September 2019. The conference is a part of the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2019 and is organised in collaboration with RIKK.
Since the #MeToo movement gained traction in 2017, millions of women have used the hashtag #MeToo on social media across the world. Anonymously or not, women have revealed epidemic levels of harassment, violence, and everyday sexism. Women have called upon people in a position of power to act and to help bring an end to women’s inequality and systematic sexism. In some countries the impact of #MeToo has been minimal while in others the movement has led to a robust review of structural inequalities, within specific sectors or in society at large. The impact of #MeToo has been significantly different amongst the Nordic countries, which normally rank high on gender equality indexes.
This Nordic/international conference will explore the #MeToo movement in an international context, and address important questions: Why did the movement gain such momentum in 2017 and what was the different impact on sectors, societies and countries? What does #MeToo tell us about the intersections of gender, sex, race, class, religion, ethnicity, age, disability and sexualities? What impact will #MeToo have on women’s equality in the Nordic countries and beyond?
Lecturers include Angela Davis, Emma Holten, Cynthia Enloe, Marai Larasi, and Roxane Gay.
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Videos of the plenary sessions are available on a youtube playlist: