Summer Academy: Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development, 2-6 September 2019 Koç University, Istanbul

by | Apr 24, 2019

The UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development is proud to offer a one-week international summer academy on “Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development”. This program aims to respond to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It will bring together leading academics, UN and GREVIO experts, and femocracts to share with the participants their academic and professional knowledge and experience. The seminar curriculum will have short courses. The courses will be designed as intensive workshops and discussions to stimulate innovative strategies considering country-specific and global challenges. They will include the latest research outputs, facts & figures, best practices, and analysis of women’s empowerment and gender-based discrimination.

This Summer Academy targets the international audience of potential women leaders – particularly young politicians, civic society representatives, academics and professionals.

The curriculum covers the following topics: the international legal framework for women’s empowerment (such as CEDAW, Belém do Pará Convention, Istanbul Convention), political participation of women and voting behavior, legislative decision making and women, violence against women, women’s employment, women and foreign policy.The academy will take place from Monday to Friday (09:00- 16:00) including seminars, interactive workshops and site visits.

Confirmed Lecturers:

Jennifer Anderson – Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Ankara

Rosie Campbell- Professor of Politics and Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London

Bertil Emrah Oder – Dean of Law School and UNESCO Chairholder on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development at Koç University

Irene Spigno – Professor at Inter-American Academy of Human Rights-Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico.

Andrea Borroni- Professor at Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, Italy.

Serena Tolino – Professor at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Aslı Mert-Ermiş- Asst. Professor in Sociology and Vice Director of Center for Gender Studies at Koç University

Özgün Çelebi- Asst. Professor in Civil Law at Koç University

Valentina Rita Scotti – Post-doctoral Researcher in Comparative Public Law at Koç University

And more TBC.

Who Should Attend?

Students, researchers and professionals from diverse disciplines with a focus on program topics and those who have interest in women’s empowerment and gender issues.

The summer academy seminars and readings will both be conducted in English.

A certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the program.

Deadline for Regular Application: 14 July 2019

Deadline for Scholarship Application: 31 May 2019

To apply visit here.

For more information please contact womensempowerment@ku.edu.tr.

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