Second Session of the Community of Practice on Gender and Education

28 November 2022
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The Community of Practice on Gender and Education of KIX LAC, held its second working session and webinar "Initiatives with a gender equality perspective in education in Latin America and the Caribbean", which included presentations by CLADE and the association On Continue!.

This gathering, the second of 5 sessions, had the objective of again bringing together members of the community and other members of the public interested in the subject, with the objective of learning about the process of designing and implementing initiatives with a gender perspective based on experience.

Nelsy Lizarazo, general coordinator of the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education - CLADE - presented "Overcoming gender-based violence from and with educational communities", currently implemented in Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua. This initiative offers to expand and strengthen educational systems to improve equity and inclusion in rural communities, through the effective use of digital technologies and their adaptations to various sociocultural realities.

Subsequently, Sabrina Lipoff, co-founder of the ON CONTINUE! Association, presented “Promoting gender equality in schools. Online training for teachers on gender equality”, where she highlighted that the study carried out in the Caribbean showed that girls and women have better results in school and in general more diplomas than boys and men, but even so, inequalities are evidenced in the work environment, where for example, only 27% of business leaders and political positions are held by women. This means that school success does not translate into the labour market, making it necessary to encourage girls to choose other types of careers focused on computing, science, and entrepreneurship.

Subsequently and exclusively for members of the community of practice, a workshop was held on the process of designing and implementing an initiative based on the identification of an educational problem with a gender equality perspective. 

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