African Universities Gender Equality Forum | 25 November
Academia Unite! Voices driving change
Join the SVAI and ITSNOTOK movement on 25 November when academic institutions from across the continent come together to UNITE their voices and actions to help reduce GBV and increase gender equality – not only in the classroom but also on campus and across all academic resources.
The third African Universities Gender Equality Forum will highlight the work done by current and former students, as well as academia to create awareness and support for these initiatives. In doing do, we hope to not only raise awareness but also influence policy change – after all, it is imperative that we put structures in place that will decrease GBVF and increase gender equality across all academic resources.
One of the major causes of gender inequality is the lack of awareness among women about their rights and their ability to achieve equality. This lack of awareness is often due to the prevailing cultural and social norms, which dictate that women should be subservient to men.
Universities and academic institutions play a critical role in helping shape new ways for the world, educating global citizens and delivering knowledge and innovation into society. Universities can be engines of transformational sustainability and can contribute toward delivering the SDGs.
As a physical and virtual melting pot of academics and students from all manner of backgrounds and countries, academic institutions also have an opportunity to not only be a safe space regardless of identity, gender, or background – but also a guiding light that can help individuals be more knowledgeable and drive change in their respective communities “back home”..
Add your voice and actions to this cause – join us on 25 November.