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Helsinki: gender and technologies

How are international conferences held? How to get to them, how succeed and what difficulties you may face with? The participants of the Research and study group “Comparative Study of the Situation of Women and Men in Public Authorities” experienced it visiting two scientific conferences at Helsinki.

The first conference "Technology, culture and society in the Eurasian space" has been held annually by Aleksanteri University together with the University of Helsinki since 2000. The conference is devoted to the interaction of technologies, societies and cultures in Eurasia in the context of technological changes.

The conference "Gender Studies 2019 Conference On Violence" dedicated to such a phenomenon as violence. The conference is divided into a large number of thematic workshops, what gives an opportunity to consider the problem of violence in different scientific areas.

Below are the topics of the reports, which the participants of the Research and study group presented at the conferences.

Conference "Technology, culture and society in the Eurasian space”:

Elena Hen:

“Changing the Image of a Politician Under the Influence of a “Conservative Backlash” of the Gender Order on the Example of the Chairman of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation - Valentina Matvienko”

Valeria Utkina:

“The Future of Female Bureaucrats in the Era of E-Democracy”

together with Olga Isupova:

"Violence against Russian female civil servants at work place”

 

Conference “Gender Studies 2019 Conference On Violence”:

Natalia Kotikova:

“State protection and support for women: the relevance of the experience of Spain in today's Russia”

“The law on the prohibition of abortion in Russia: violence or socio-demographic policy”

The Emel Seher:

 "Gender Based Violence in Turkey: the role of religion and social norms”

OVERALL RESULTS

In general, the conferences were held at a furious pace, but nevertheless participants managed to develop to the maximum some of their skills: the skill of public speaking, gain additional language practice, expand knowledge in subject areas, build successful communication with foreign colleagues. It also worth noticing that even in a rather stressful situation (foreign country, public presentation, busy schedule, etc.), our team stayed well-coordinated and supportive. Every member was happy to come to listen to colleagues, supported in case of some troublesome issues. For several participants, this was the first experience of participating in an international conference, so the feeling of sincere support helped to maintain confidence at the most stressful moments. To some extent, this was one of the key factors, thanks to which everyone still remembers the trip not only with satisfaction from the work done, but also with warm emotions!