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Addressing violence against women in higher education institutions #IWD2023

8 March, 2023 hora: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Violence against women (VAW) is a universal phenomenon that occurs in various spaces, including government, private sector and higher education institutions (HEIs), to name a few.  This calls for the analysis and further promotion and establishment of strong guidelines at HEIs worldwide as a guiding principle for building a non-violent and more sustainable tertiary education system.

Last November 25, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UNESCO IESALC called on women in higher education institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in a regional campaign that seeks to better understand whether and how women students, faculty and staff have experienced violence as part of their campus life.

The event will discuss this important topic and present some preliminary data on a regional pilot survey done to assess VAW in Latin American and Caribbean institutions.

Event in English and Spanish

Registration: here


Wednesday 8 March 2023

Times shown are UTC -4 (Caracas – Venezuela); please check your local time zone

10.00 Welcoming remarks & introduction

Francesc Pedró, Director, UNESCO IESALC

10.10 Preliminary survey results presentation: Violence against women in LAC higher education institutions

Daniele Vieira, Assistant Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco

10.30-11:00 Panel with the female IESALC Governing Board counselors moderated by Francesc Pedró, Director UNESCO IESALC

Miriam Alpízar Santana –  Head of the Secretariat to the Minister of Higher Education.  Cuba.

María Altagracia López Ferreiras – Director of the Center for Innovation in Higher Education (CINNES-INTEC), Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.  Dominican Republic.

Valentina Canese Caballero – Director of the Higher Institute of Languages (Philosophy Faculty of the National University of Asunción).  Paraguay.

11.00-11:10 Questions from the audience
11.10-11:15 Closing

Francesc Pedró, Director, UNESCO IESALC

Time: 10:00h-11:30 (Caracas, UTC -4)

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8 March, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am