Media presentation of the project Developing Women’s and Gender Studies in Gaza/Palestine

Datum: 20.10.2020 Beginn: 11:00 Ende: 12:00 Ort: Presseclub Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Wien,

The section "Sociology of Gender" in the Department of Sociology at the University of Graz invites to the media presentation of the project Developing Women’s and Gender Studies in Gaza/Palestine. This is the first gender studies programme established in Gaza.

The current governmental COVID-19 provisions will be followed (access only to registered invitees, wearing a mask except when seated, keeping interpersonal distance).

Libora Oates-Indruchová, professor for Sociology of Gender, University of Graz, project director at University of Graz, will explain the objectives of the project Strengthening Higher Education Capacities in Palestine for Gender Equality (SHE-GE), an academic partnership implemented by the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) and the Department of Sociology at the University of Graz.

Sanaa Aboudagga, professor at Islamic University of Gaza, director of the gender studies project will address via video link from Gaza the importance of the project as well as coping strategies of Gazan women, who live under adverse circumstances (three wars since 2008, siege, poverty, limited mobility, health crisis, Covid-19 restrictions).

Format: Presentations, followed by Q&A

Language: English, no translation

Registration is mandatory:

Registration deadline: 19th October 2020; Maximum capacity: 30 participants.