Panel: Gender (Still) Matters! How Citizenship Education Can Promote Empowerment
Ellie Harrison, artist & activist, UK
Małgorzata Leszko, Center for Citizenship Education (CEO), Poland
Kathleen Lynch, University College Dublin, Ireland
Moderation: Louisa Slavkova, Sofia Platform, Bulgaria
While women’s rights have advanced over the decades, gender inequalities persist in many forms and variations in European societies – which are generally regarded as progressive in this regard. The Global Gender Gap report and other data from the UN show that business is unfinished on that front.
Women and men are still treated differently in various areas of life and are confronted with different requirements, conditions and opportunities. Most importantly, women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership and the level of political participation is low. Income inequality and the infamous gender pay gap continue to be major problems and show the gender dimension of social inequalities. Gender parity and the empowerment of women and girls should therefore become more visible on the agenda of citizenship education and also of NECE.
Kathleen Lynch (Dublin), Ellie Harrison (Glasgow) and Małgorzata Leszko (Warsaw) will discuss why gender inequalities and social inequality are connected with each other and share their ideas of how to address these problems in (citizenship) education with the participants.