Gender equality: what it takes to deliver lasting change outcomes (E/SI)

April 24, 2023 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Stream: Embracing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Location: 519

Gender equality has come a long way in recent years, however there is much work still to do to close the gap for women globally and enable the same opportunities regardless of gender. In many ways, education institutions have always been a positive force in this journey through teaching, research, and engagement with communities and industry partners. Beyond this direct influence on gender equality, educational institutions around the world reach hundreds of thousands of students and staff and can play a leading role is shifting the dial for gender equality globally.

This panel will discuss approaches to embedding gender equality initiatives in a higher education context. Drawing on the global representation, the panel members will present a range of activities and initiatives from their local context and then open for discussion with the audience.

Bringing a diverse set of perspectives, the panel will discuss best practice in gender equality in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and seek to deeply unpack and understand VET institution’s roles and obligation in leading in gender equality globally.

David Julien (Moderator), Secretary-General, Inter-American Organization for Higher Education
Marcela Arellano Ogaz, Director of Institutional Integration and Cooperation, Professional Institute Duoc UC
Mish Eastman, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Vocational Education and Vice President, RMIT University
Rajinder K Mann, Governor - Vice Chair, Burton & South Derbyshire College (BSDC)
Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4
Quality Education
Goal 5
Gender Equality