Máster en Alimentación, Ética y Derecho

Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética



International Conference on Gender and Bioethics. Kazan, Russian Federation

The Division of Ethics of Science and Technology
Sector for Social and Human Sciences


International Conference on Gender and Bioethics organized jointly by UNESCO, Kazan State Medical University and the government of Kazan, from 21 to 22 November 2011 in Kazan, Russian Federation.

The Conference on gender and bioethics, organized jointly by UNESCO and the local authorities in Kazan, Russian Federation, will present an opportunity to highlight the link between gender and bioethics, enhancing the intrinsic relationship between both domains and raising awareness of the importance of the gender perspective in scientific and social development. Due to its high profile and association with UNESCO, the Conference will serve as a starting point for further debate in the region on the promotion of bioethical principles aiming to achieve gender equality.

The participants in the Conference will confront a fundamental question: How do aspects of social identity, like gender, ethnicity and social status, influence the way people see the world – and what does it mean for their relations with science and technology?

Some of the topics that will be addressed are: gender and global issues (climate change, migration); gender and public policies (reproductive health, research and violence). Among the speakers will be feminist bioethicists, from a wide range of disciplines and expertise, bioethics UNESCO Chair holders as well as local and regional experts. An entire session will be devoted particularly to the national and local issues, challenges, and solutions relating to gender and Bioethics.

The Conference is open for free participation to the general public. Participants are welcome from all fields of study, especially from law, medicine, philosophy, ethics, or social sciences, as well as from outside the academia – the practitioners and the advocates for bioethics and human rights.

The working languages of the conference will be English and Russian. Interpretation will be provided in both languages.

Persons who want to register should submit a registration form to Ms Dafna Feinholz, Chief of Bioethics Section of UNESCO (d.feinholz@unesco.org), as early as possible. This form is also available on the dedicated UNESCO web site.


Press releases

- Successful launch of debates on gender and bioethics in Tatarstan - UNESCO (21/11/2011)
- Gender Perspective of Bioethics debated in Russian Federation - UNESCO (17/11/2011)



The Gender Perspective in Bioethics: Ahead of the International Gender and Bioethics Conference to be held in Kazan (Russian Federation) from 21 to 22 November 2011, Dafna Feinholz, UNESCO Chief of Bioethics Section, highlights the importance of the meeting which will for the first time allow a joint reflection on Gender and Bioethics.




- Registration Form: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/SHS/pdf/Registration-Form_Gender&Bioethics_Kazan_2011.pdf