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The first Women’s Worlds congress was held at Haifa University in December of 1981. It was the first world-wide interdisciplinary gathering to focus on research pertaining to women’s issues and to be open to all interested researchers and activists. Since then, WW has taken place every three years in a different part of the world.
|1981||Israel||Haifa University||The New Scholarship|
|1984||Netherlands||Gronigen University||Strategies and Empowerment|
|1987||Ireland||Trinity College||Visions and Revisions|
|1990||USA||Hunter College||Realities and Choice|
|1993||Costa Rica||Univ. of San Jose||Search, Participation, Change|
|1996||Australia||Univ. of Adelaide||Think Global – Act Local|
|1999||Norway||Univ. of Tromso||Genderations|
|2002||Uganda||Makerere Univ.||Gendered Worlds: Gains and Challenges|
|2005||Korea||Ewha Univ.||Embracing the Earth: East-West North-South|
|2008||Spain||Computense Univ.||Equality is not a Utopia|
Ottawa-Gatineau is the location of the 11th Women’s Worlds (WW) in 2011 – the 30th anniversary of the congress. A proposal compiled by volunteers in Canada to host the 2011 event was accepted in Madrid in July 2008. A fundraising strategy, along with some grant money obtained from the Partnership Fund of Status of Women Canada – a government agency – will move this project forward.