Our First Webinar of the EQUAL-IST Webinar Series has been completed successfully

Our First Webinar of the EQUAL-IST Webinar Series has been completed successfully

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Our First Webinar of the EQUAL-IST Webinar Series: “Towards the implementation of Gender Equality Plans” on “Gender Sensitive Communication” has been completed successfully!

The Webinar was held on the 3rd of November 2017 via the “gotomeeting” app and was about “Gender Sensitive Communication”.

There were presentations on “Gender, language, empowerment” by Giuliana Giusti, Professor of Linguistics at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and on the “Available tools for promoting gender sensitive communication”, by Maria Sangiuliano, Research Fellow at Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice – Department of Computer Sciences.

  • The first presentation provided insights on how linguistic structures are formed by gender bias: drawing mostly on examples from English and Italian. In General, it explored the multiple ways in which language interacts with the construction of gender identity since linguistic meta – competences can enhance language use in an equal opportunity perspective.
  • The second presentation was focused among others on the UNESCO Gender and Media Guidelines, the UNDP Principles on Gender Sensitive Communication and the Antwerp Chart on Gender Sensitive Communication in and by Academic Institutions from the H2020 Project. Reflections on how these guidelines could be applied to ICT-IST research organizations have also been shared.

So, we would like to express our gratitude to Giuliana Giusti and Maria Sangiuliano and to thank them for all their hard work!

Moreover, we would like to provide you with the Webinar’s presentations which you can find here:

“Available tools for promoting gender sensitive communication” by Maria Sangiuliano (UNIVE)

“Gender, language, empowerment”, by Giuliana Giusti (UNIVE)

Ending, we would like to inform you that the second Webinar will be on “Attracting and motivating girls toward STEM and ICT studies and professions” and will take place by mid-January.

We will provide you with more information in due time.

Thank you all again!