Make visible the actions of the women’s movement
Promote inclusive language
Promote safe classroom- safe office
safe campus related to the gender equality and non-violence.
Offer training about gender equality and women leadership.
Our premise is
that girls’ education, particularly equity and empowerment, can be promoted by providing
role models of strong, successful women in leadership positions. In our case, those positions are at the university. It is one thing to promote access to education, but if leads to a dead end, we are setting up girls for failure. Our focus is on how women in our Institution can take advantage of, and create, equal opportunities (example: scientific areas) and assume job positions inside the institution. We seek research support to determine how to both explore gender gaps and to develop a theory of change that can serve as a guide to
develop women’s leadership at our institutions. In doing so, we believe we can provide tangible examples for
girls and cascade such an endeavor throughout the country.
PROGRAM and CONTEXT
In this project, the committee has a role inside the university as group that active participate in actions, as a consultant in topics related to equality, equity and women leadership. Has 36 members (women and men) between teachers, directors, administrative and NGO´s (external). We are focusing on women inside the university (students and employees from all levels and careers). The values of the Equality committee are: gender equality, equity, honesty, respect and inclusive language. Our latest activities are:
Arte y Equidad Tec 21 Award
promote gender equality by creating an art award for students/employees inside the university
Training course called “Networking Femenino” (women networking)
here was promoted to different universities. 42 participants.
Meetings with deans and directors inside the University, we have diverse results as one of them was in a receptive level, participated and others willing to approach the topic to their teams.
Event called “Los retos de las mujeres en la toma de decisiones”
(The women challenge in decisions making). 200 participants.
HR department check the inclusion language for job positions.
Proposal to prevent and be aware of the
Course in Gender and Human Rights for employees (administrative, teachers and directors). It is important to mention that the committee does not have an official office at the University. We have the support of Equality Network, but the barrier for us is our glass ceiling (external) and, internally, in the lack of opportunities or women
’s empowerment, made more difficult by a
patriarchal set of values that promotes bias towards women and does not include women in essential networks dominated by men. In addition, women are not conscious about their rights.