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International Women's Week 2016 - 11th March

Theme | Leading Parity

The School of Education’s contribution to International Women’s Week 2016 comprises of three events aimed to encourage reflection and discussion around the influence of women in education, the perception of their role in society and actions towards the “Pledge for Parity” which is the theme for this year. The events will open at 4.30 with an address from the Head of the School of Education, Prof Carmel O'Sullivan.

Panel: Women in Education and our contribution towards Gender Parity: presentations from postgraduate research students at different stages of the life cycle
Chaired by: Verity Limond (“Stand Strong Girls”, twice nominated for Best Blog Awards Ireland).

Panel Members:           

Ashling Ryan-Mangan (Ireland)

Jillian Kellough (USA)

Catalina Villanueva (Chile)

Katherine Salvador (Ecuador)

Venue: Trinity Long Room Hub - Neil Hoey
Time: 4.30-5.30 pm

Description:  What is the situation of women in other countries regarding their rights to access education, work and assume an active role in society?, What do some women have to overcome to gain their place in male predominant contexts?, Are there any signs of change?, What actions are taken to accelerate the 2030 Agenda? These and other themes will be discussed by an international panel formed by female PhD students. The discussion will be chaired by a young blogger and feminist. 

Panel: Men's perspectives of female contribution in Society
Chaired by: Jillian Kellough (PGSU representative of the School of Education)

Panel members:               

  • Dr. David Limond
  • Dean McDonnell
  • Conor Clancy
  • Ciaran O’Rourke

Venue: Trinity Long Room Hub - Neil Hoey
Time: 5.30-6.30 pm

Description: How has the role of women in society been perceived along history? What are the most remarkable contributions of women in education, politics, arts, sports and science? Have women really been facing challenges to get a place in society? What are the experiences of men interacting with women in different scenarios (academic, professional, personal)? Is the “He for She” campaign successful/appealing enough? These and other themes will be discussed by pro-women male panellists.  

Full Bio details of the panel HERE [PDF].

Documentary Screening and Forum: Malala Yousafzai

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Description:  Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai is a good example of a fight for women’s rights to access education. Malala Yousafzai is the youngest female Nobel Peace Prize winner, who stood for the rights of education for women in her country (Pakistan). After the documentary an open forum will welcome comments from the public.

To pre-register, please email Katherine Salvador



Last updated 9 March 2016