12th January, 12.30 – conference registration starting from 9:45. At the Institute of Education near Russell Square tube station in central London. The full address is 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
Much recent debate on the left has focused on the failures of the welfare state, and a need for a more ‘relational’ society. But what does this mean for women’s rights? How can the tension between women’s collective and individual rights be resolved to ensure the ‘Next State’ is a feminist one?
Fabian Women’s Network will be examining these questions at the Fabian Society New Year Conference. We will be asking how we protect and promote women’s interests thought the state, and what should be the limits of this involvement?
Speakers: Deborah Mattinson (BritainThinks), Matthew Pennycook (Resolution Foundation), Ceri Goddard (Fawcett Society), Dr Rupa Huq (Kingston University) and Yvonne Roberts (The Guardian).
If you haven’t bought your conference ticket yet, these are available online – hurry as they’re selling out: http://www.fabians.org.uk/events/fabian-annual-conference-2013-next-state/