Working Group “Politics and Gender”
German Association of Political Science (DVPW)

The working group “Politics and Gender” (Arbeitskreis “Politik und Geschlecht”) of the German Association of Political Science (DVPW) exists since 1991. It was an initiative of a group of female political scientists, who sought to overcome male dominance and promote women’s participation and feminist perspectives in political science and in politics in Germany and also internationally. The aim was and is to facilitate research and networking amongst feminist academicians and activists in political organizations, institutions and projects. Moreover by bringing together theoretical research with practical work, the goal is to highlight the epistemological and methodological relevance of feminist perspectives within political science and politics. The annual conference provides a platform to exchange research ideas and advance networking especially amongst feminist political scientists. It also serves to expand awareness and understanding of feminist theory and politics.