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CORMED 2: Sousse, Tunisia, Feb - March 2024

This doctoral school was organized in collaboration with the University of Aix-Marseille (the vice-presidency for equality, the TELEMME laboratory and GenderMed), the Lebanese University, RESUFF, CAWTAR and the University of Sousse. The school took place at the University of Sousse and featured lectures on the artistic body and the medicalized body. Doctoral students presented their theses on both issues.
CAWTAR and the Spanish Cooperation Agency presented their project on violence against women with special needs.
February 27 was dedicated to women (in preparation for March 8, International Women's Rights Day). Civil society from the city of Sousse was present, as were members of the We4LEAD project at the University of Sousse. I took the opportunity to present the We4LEAD project (training against gender stereotypes, training in leadership and gender, creation of a gender database, creation of an anti-harassment unit).

Call for papers

call for Papers for the second edition of the International Conference on Gender Studies ICGS 2024 under the theme "Gender, Innovation and Local Development" June 20 - 21, 2024

The ICGS-2024, aims to be a collective for reflection and research around gender issues with their different considerations. In its second edition "Gender, Research and Innovation", this international conference aims to nourish the already existing reflection on gender-related issues in the fields of research and innovation. It has a multi-disciplinary vocation and aims to bring together the various studies relating to gender. It will provide an opportunity for researchers, teachers, professionals and representatives of civil society to engage in fruitful exchanges and benefit from the synergies linked to the decompartmentalization of theoretical, empirical and experimental knowledge around the question of gender.

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Workshop on Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in Higher Education Institutions

The Union for the Mediterranean is organizing a Workshop on Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in Higher Education Institutions, that will take place on 12 December 2023 from 10h to 13h CET online.
The workshop aims to explore the importance of GEPs in Higher Education Institutions, address challenges in their development, and encourage collaboration for gender equality in academia, with a specific focus on STEM. Please find the draft agenda and concept note here for further information.

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WE4LEAD in the Seminar

WE4LEAD au Seminar for "Gender Equality" referents

September 29, 2023, Ministry of Defence, Paris, France

The WE4LEAD project - Women's Empowerment for LEADership and Equity in Higher Education Institutions - mentioned to counter the influence of gender stereotypes on cognitive performance and recruitment decisions during a speech by its director Isabelle Régner, Vice-President for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination at Aix-Marseille University, at the Seminar for "gender equality" referents at the French Ministry of the Armed Forces.


WE4LEAD in the spotlight at the Tethys Annual General Meeting

July 5, 2023, Sousse University, Sousse, Tunisia

The WE4LEAD project - Women's Empowerment for LEADership and Equity in Higher Education Institutions, the CBHE Erasmus+ project, took center stage at the Téthys General Assembly.
Following the presentation of the project by all the partners (the co-sponsors of eight Working Packages), and to close the event, Isabelle Régner (Professor and Vice-President in charge of Gender Equality and Anti-Discrimination, Aix-Marseille University and WE4LEAD Project Director) and Boutheina Ben Hassine (Professor and Coordinator of the Parity Unit, University of Sousse) gave two lectures on gender equality in academia.

Round Table

Round Table « Including gender in science and promoting gender diversity: What is the role of higher education ? »

June 22, 2023, Université Nice Côte d'Azur, Nice, France
The WE4LEAD project - Women's Empowerment for LEADership and Equity in Higher Education Institutions presented by Isabelle Régner, Vice-President Egalité Femmes Hommes et Lutte contre les Discriminations Aix-Marseille Université as a concrete example of international collaboration to raise awareness of implicit gender biases among all partner university juries at the round table "Including gender in science and promoting gender diversity: what role for higher education?"

Isabelle Régner's intervention is available at (from the 45th to the 54th minute of the recording)
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EMEA Webinar “Women’s Economic and Financial Empowerment in the Mediterranean and Africa: What has been achieved and what remains to be done?”

This webinar aims to assess achievements, take stock of barriers and explore opportunities, innovative approaches, best practices, and policy recommendations to advance women’s economic empowerment with a focus on the Mediterranean and Africa.
This webinar provides a platform for knowledge sharing, dialogue, and collaboration by gathering international experts, practitioners, and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and for encouraging collaboration among various stakeholders to drive collective action in advancing women’s economic and financial empowerment.

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Call for papers

Digital transition: opportunities and challenges for women at university" at Titu Maiorescu University - Bucharest (Romania) on November 23 and 24, 2023

RESUFF's aim is to draw up a diagnosis of the contribution made by digital technology in this field at the level of its partner establishments. At a time when digital technology has become indispensable, and when the challenges of artificial intelligence are already being debated, RESUFF hopes to contribute to an accurate analysis of the situation for women at university, and to initiate the necessary remedial action by contributing to a better appreciation of digital tools and the possibilities they offer, particularly for female university professionals in their professional emancipation.

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