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Higher education conversation series: Higher education and gender equality

Higher education conversation series: Higher education and gender equality

This is the second round of UNESCO’s Higher Education Conversations, now in the leadup to the entry into force of the Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education. This fifth conversation aims to bring together policy makers and higher education stakeholders to advance the understanding of higher education and gender equality. 

Key questions to be examined

  • How are gender equality issues manifested in higher education?
  • How can higher education stakeholders integrate gender equality considerations systematically into their actions?
  • What are the potentials and limits of distance learning for gender equality in higher education?
  • What innovative approaches can be used to address gender inequalities in higher education?
  • How can we improve women’s access to academic research and leadership positions in academic institutions?
  • How can we address the disengagement of men in higher education?
  • What steps are required to help reduce the wage inequalities that disadvantage women after graduating?

Speakers

  • Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO 
  • Victoria Galán, Head of Research and Analysis, UNESCO IESALC  
  • Victor Madrigal-Borloz (TBC), Independant expert on sexual orientation and gender equality Sana Al Sarghali, UNESCO Chair on Human Rights, Democracy and Peace, An Najah National University, The State of Palestine 
  • Aisha Khurram, UNHCR Student Delegate & Afghan Youth Representative to the UN for 2019 
  • José Luis Guzman, UNESCO Section of Higher Education, Moderator

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Arrangement type: Virtual
Language(s): French/English

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