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3. Münchner Frauenkonferenz

3. Münchner Frauenkonferenz

The Munich Women's Conference

The 3rd Munich Women's Conference "100 years of women's suffrage. Democracy of the future - only with us!" will take place on Friday, November 30, 2018, 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Old Town Hall

On November 30, 1918, the Imperial Election Act came into force in Germany, giving women the right to vote and stand for election. We are using this historic date to discuss the topic of women's political representation and effectiveness as part of the Munich Women's Conference.

In addition to a historical look at the significance of women's suffrage in relation to legislation, case law and the social development of women's equality, the main focus will be on current issues relating to the feasibility of women's politics.We will also present the results of the study "Voting and shaping - motivations and attitudes of Munich women towards political participation and elections", which we are conducting to mark the anniversary year.The 3rd Munich Women's Conference will be an all-day event. The patron is Christine Strobl, 3rd Mayor of the City of Munich.

Programme of the 3rd Munich Women's Conference on 30.11.2018

9.30 Arrival

10.00 Start of the conference
Moderation: Sarah Bergh

Opening by Nicole Lassal
Equal Opportunities Officer of the City of Munich

Welcome address by Christine Strobl
3. Mayor of the City of Munich and patron of the event

Lecture by Dr. Kerstin Wolff, historian:
"The fight for women's suffrage from a historical perspective and
its significance for the future"

"When I look around this room ...."
Brigitte Hobmeier as Rosa Kempf

Presentation of the study "Voting and shaping - motivations and attitudes of Munich women towards political participation and elections"
by Ingegerd Schäuble and Oranna Erb, Schäuble Institute

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Five discussion forums taking place at the same time:

Forum 1
Association, blog, flash mob - women's political engagement today
How do we make women's issues visible in public? How do we organize and show solidarity so that our commitment is fun, motivated and effective? Activists from various groups and forms of women's political engagement invite you to a fishbowl discussion with:
Julia Jäckel (podcaster, blogger)
Christiane Kern (DGB)
Laura Meschede (Slutwalk)
Nushin Rawanmehr (Women of the World)
Sybille Stotz (Autonomous Feminist Forum)
Christa Weigl-Schneider (City Federation of Munich Women's Associations)
Tamina Zarif (Afghan women)
and a statement by the deGfotzerten.
Moderation: Barbara Streidl (Women's Studies)

Forum 2
On democracy and changing diapers. An equality policy journey through the past and present of the care debates.
Is the childcare allowance the answer to the old feminist demand for a wage for housework? What does a collective agreement for domestic workers from the 1960s have to do with the increasing demand for migrant domestic workers? Can the professionalization of care work overcome the patriarchal division of labour? At several stations, we used historical material, current debates and our own experiences to explore the question of how the debates about paid domestic work and care have changed in recent decades. We then discussed future perspectives on care work in a fishbowl.
Speakers: Birgit Erbe (Frauenakademie München e.V.) and Ute Elbracht (Institut für Zeitgeschichte München)

Forum 3
Why do men still dominate politics? What strategies are necessary and successful to improve the representation and influence of women? With:
Cécile Weidhofer from the European Academy for Women in Politics and Business in Berlin and the Munich politicians
Gülseren Demirel (Alliance 90/The Greens),
Tina Pickert (CSU) and
Micky Wenngatz (SPD)
Moderation: Brigitte Theile / Bayerischer Rundfunk

Forum 4
Taking the wind out of the sails! Feminist strategies against anti-democratic movements
How are anti-democratic, racist and anti-feminist discourses and movements connected? What impact do they have on current political struggles? How can a feminist awakening succeed that goes beyond defensive struggles against reactionary aspirations? With:
Lydia Dietrich (Munich Call),
Jasmin Mittag (Who needs feminism?),
Oona Valarie Serbest (Fiftitu% - Networking Center for Women* in Art and Culture and #Frauenlandretten, Austria)
Moderation: Zara Pfeiffer (Equal Opportunities Office for Women)

Forum 5
Study "Voting and shaping". Perspectives on municipal participation and women's issues in Munich.
What municipal opportunities are there to support women's political awareness and the will to help shape democratic processes among Munich's citizens? How can women's needs be represented in a politically targeted manner? Speakers: Ingegerd Schäuble and Oranna Erb (Schäuble Institute for Social Research)

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 Panel discussion
"Women's political perspectives on democracy and participation"
Representatives from various networks and gender equality policy areas discuss
Participants on the panel:
Christine Strobl, 3rd Mayor of the City of Munich
Lieve Liers, Network Women Bavaria
Sabine Holm, LesbenSalon
Nesrin Gül, Migration Advisory Council Munich
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Angela Koch (University of Art and Design Linz)

17.00 Finale with music

Notes on registration: Registration for the event is required. Registration period 15.10 to 15.11.2018. Click here to register:

The invitation flyer is also available here (PDF, 2125 KB) for download

Notes on accessibility:
The Old Town Hall has an induction system and barrier-free WCs. However, the passageway to the elevator is very narrow and therefore not accessible with every wheelchair. When registering via our website (only in the period from 15.10. to 15.11.2018), further requirements, such as sign language interpretation, can be registered.
If you have any questions, please contact us: 233-92465