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Emancipation Through Education: Closing the Gender Gap

November 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Gender gap

Gender equality in education has improved in the past 20 years globally, but a lot remains to be done. How to ensure that girls and boys, and women and men, cannot only access education and complete education cycles but also empower them equally, especially in the Global South? What are the barriers to gender equality globally in education policies and practices?

We have invited speakers from various backgrounds to share their experiences and to reflect on the role of education in closing the gender gap as well as to discuss the problems that women and girls face in the classroom today. The event will conclude with a panel discussion which enables the audience to engage with the speakers and ask further questions.


Herman Kruijer, SRHR advisor of Edukans, will explain the role that NGOs can play in ensuring gender equality by bringing his experiences from the development field.

Anke van Dam, strategic policy advisor based at the Social Development Department of the Dutch Foreign Ministry, illustrating international policy implications and possibilities in relation to education and gender equality.

Marielle le Mat, junior researcher/lecturer in the Education & International Development research, group at the University of Amsterdam, representing the academic view, presenting her research on gender and sexuality in education

Rosanne Tromp, post-doc researcher with the IS Academie research group Education and International Development, facilitating the panel

Information about the Event 

Thursday 7th December.
Doors open at: 17:30
Seminar starts: 18:00
Drinks and networking space: 19:30
Location: REC Room C0.02, University of Amsterdam

This public event is open to anyone interested, and is organised as part of the Master course Education, Development and Social Justice coordinated by dr Mieke Lopes Cardozo.

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November 27, 2017
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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University Of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, 1018 WD Netherlands
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