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Awareness about gender equality needs to be raised at all levels within the university

Tue 4.4.2017 4:43 pm

All the workshops carried out during the internal gender audit revealed a low level of awareness and understanding about gender equality dimensions among the main components of the university (student population, academic and non academic staff). Many people are not aware of what gender equality and gender mainstreaming concepts are about, or of existing  gender unbalanced situations within the university: for example, students of other faculties did not imagine the significant under-representation of girls in ICT courses. Moreover, there is a scarce knowledge of existing initiatives/events about gender equality and of existing dedicated resources and committees within the university, partially due to a not sufficiently effective communication at the institutional level. For example, several people, especially between students and academic staff, do not know about the existence of the university ombudsman or counseling service (few of them are not even aware of the existence of the Unified Committee for Guarantees).

How can we raise interest and stimulate a general sensitivity towards gender issues?

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To increase awareness about gender equality we need to create opportunities for people to physically meet and discuss together about this topic and the related issues. A possible solution is the establishment of dedicated working groups, consisting of members of different departments and with different professional roles within the university.

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Goal: discover existing gender experts within the university and facilitate their collaboration in order to promote synergies between existing initiatives on gender equality.

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Goal(s): it proposes to use training to promote social change. In this way, participants will act for explore, analyse and transform the reality in which they are living.

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Goal(s): it proposes to use training to promote social change. In this way, participants will act for explore, analyse and transform the reality in which they are living.

Details of the proposed activities:

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Goal: discover existing gender experts within the university and facilitate their collaboration in order to promote synergies between existing initiatives on gender equality.

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To increase awareness about gender equality we need to create opportunities for people to physically meet and discuss together about this topic and the related issues. A possible solution is the establishment of dedicated working groups, consisting of members of different departments and with different professional roles within the university.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2017-04-20 19:30

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Submitted by Indrė Surgelytė on Thu, 2017-05-04 15:02

Thank you for raising awareness on this topic, it is very important for our society!
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Submitted by Francesca De Rienzo on Tue, 2017-06-06 12:45

This suggestion is very important. Putting together people with different competences and coming from different working areas and life experiences is fundamental to make them aware of all the gender-related issues existing in Universities and society as a whole. Discussions and debates can point out possible solutions.   

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Submitted by Francesca De Rienzo on Tue, 2017-06-06 12:54

This suggestion is very important. Putting together people with different competences and coming from different working areas and life experiences is fundamental to make them aware of all the gender-related issues existing in Universities and society as a whole. Discussions and debates can point out possible solutions.   

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Students (Bachelor or Master)
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