Launch of IGU Gender Commission Young & Emerging Scholars Taskforce

In mid-July, the IGU’s Gender Commission launched it’s Young and Emerging Scholars Taskforce (YES!). The launch took place during the International Conference on Feminist Geographies and Intersectionality at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Catalunya. YES! outlined its primary goals to create a strong community of early career feminist scholars. Their intent is to use the taskforce to build a platform for networking, sharing and peer-peer mentoring, while also connecting to the resources of established feminist geographers who can be mentors and allies for early career feminist geographers.

As part of their efforts, they combined this introduction with a brief survey of attendees interested in YES! In particular participants were asked about their life and career goals, aspirations, and challenges as early career feminist scholars. If you’d like to participate in the survey, please visit the following URL link:

If you would like to learn more about YES! please contact co-Chairs Caroline Faria ( or Kamalini Ramdas (