Freitag, 08. April 2016, 08:30 - 17:00 iCal


Gender, justice and the political economy of the cross-border fertility industry

Seminarraum des Institutes für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung (7.4.) bzw. Kapelle, Albert-Schweitzer-Haus (8.4.)
Universitätsstraße 7/6.Stock bzw. Schwarzspanierstraße 13, 1010 bzw. Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Donnerstag, 07. April 2016, 17:30 - 19:00

Cross-border reproductive services have become an expanding industry. It relies on a supply of body materials and bodily services provided by women on the one hand and a corresponding demand by individuals and couples on the other. However, knowledge about the actual scope, structure, regulation, and practices within the cross-border fertility industry is still sparse.


The workshop will address the experiences, working conditions, social situation, agency and self-organization of the women who contribute to this industry.


It asks: How is the cross-border fertility industry stratified in terms of gender, ethnicity, race, class, abled bodiness, and further axes of inequality?

How does the rise of cross-border fertility industry and/or corresponding state policies affect gender relations in different contexts?

How are we to assess these policies and developments from a gender and social justice perspective? And how should we understand and engage with this industry in the first place?


Institut für Politikwissenschaft; Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung


Emilia Jawad
Institut für Politikwissenschaft