This is the second bi-annual conference of the Children´s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN) which aims to further enhance the academic field of children's rights as an interdisciplinary field of studies. The network is composed of European higher education institutions that work together to support the development of education, research and outreach activities.
Recently, intersectionality has started to be an important approach in interdisciplinary human and children’s rights oriented research. The term was introduced in the early 1980s by Kimberlé Crenshaw. Discussions on intersectionality as an important concept in contemporary research and activism have been placed mainly in women’s studies, gender studies, sex and race studies and increasingly in discriminatory practices due to class, religion, language and education. However, until today, in childhood and children’s rights studies intersectionality has not been given significant attention.
There is wide agreement, that childhood and children’s rights can only be meaningfully researched from several, overlapping disciplines - similarly, children rights (violations) need to be looked at through the intersection of various factors.
The conference therefore aims to unravel and discuss the contemporary interdisciplinary and intersectional challenges faced by childhood and children’s rights scholars today. It aims at creating conditions for dialogue as well as exchange of experiences and ideas from research and of activism connected with children’s rights and childhoods in different contexts, space and places.
More information: https://www.fh-potsdam.de/crean-conference2020/