Conference „Integration of the gender equality into education”

Conference „Integration of the gender equality into education”

On December 4, 2013 the Conference „Integration of the gender equality into education” was held within the project ”Participation of civil society and people in policy-making processes in the field of gender equality”.

The Conference took place in Riga City Council. The Director of the Welfare Department of the Riga City Council Irēna Kondrāte was opening the Conference.

The Conference responded to the recent tendencies observed in the practical integration of the gender equality into education in Latvia. Among referents were universities lectures, psychologists, psychotherapists, gynaecologist, genetic, criminologist, educators.

The referents spoke about problems on the elimination of gender stereotypes through educational process and curriculum; the social and biological bases of gender differences and their respecting in the educational processes; the importance of the development of healthy gender identity of children and youth; the acceptance of diversity and some other questions.

The Conference was well attended – over 100 participants from all Latvia, mainly educators.

The live broadcast of the Conference was provided.