Abstract submission open for GWI international conference in August 2016 on Education, gender and human rights

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Geneva, Switzerland, 8 October 2015 – Abstract submissions for the Graduate Women International (GWI) 32nd triennial conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on 24-26 August 2016 are now open on the conference website at http://www.gwiconference.org/submit-abstract. Interested authors, researchers and practitioners in the following fields can submit their work: managing complexity in education; new technologies and their impact on secondary, tertiary and continuing education; human rights and education; and access to education for girls and women – challenges and solutions.


President of GWI, Catherine Bell, stated: “The current climate for girls and women’s empowerment through education is going through a particularly exciting period of transformation; as such we hope that we will receive many interesting abstracts on the variety of themes we offer. We aim to make the GWI 32nd triennial conference the international event of the year for the promotion of women’s empowerment through education up to the highest levels.” 


Graduate Women International (GWI), is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and has an international membership. GWI was founded in 1919 under the original title of International Federation of University Women. GWI is the leading girls’ and women’s global organisation advocating for women’s rights, equality and empowerment through access to quality education and training up to the highest levels. GWI is in special consultative status with ECOSOC and is an NGO maintaining official relations with UNESCO.


For more information, please contact: Amy Paunila, Communications and Advocacy Officer

T: +41 22 731 23 80; Email: ap@graduatewomen.org

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