As an account of the political morality of the community, Constitutions often reflect stereotypes and discourses about gender roles in society, contributing to the normalization of the unequal relationship between men and women. Produced in a context of unequal power relations, constitutional law perpetuates this inequality by organizing a given community from a predominantly male perspective. As a reflect of masculine narratives, Constitutions distinctly impacts men and women, reason why the construction of a feminist constitutionalism requires dispute and engagement in the constitutional narrative. The occupation of the city – a space also built by and for men – by women's movements can propose new constitutional arrangements capable of breaking with the logic of gender inequality. This experience provides a critical engagement with the law highlighting its conflicting and contingent character to transform or invent new spaces for a feminist constitutional narrative.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!