Early Bird registration open for GWI international conference in August 2016 on education, gender and human rights

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Geneva, Switzerland, 20 October 2015 – Early bird registration for the Graduate Women International (GWI) 32nd triennial conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on 21-26 August 2016 is now open on the conference website at http://www.gwiconference.org/

Conference participants can explore many different sessions in four distinct strands: 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, states: “We are hoping the compelling nature of the theme will draw many cutting-edge experts in the field and other inspiring participants to Cape Town, ranging from Ministers of Education to deans of schools and universities, interested stakeholders, other non-governmental organisations and media.” 

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 and ILO.


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

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

To learn about our fellowships & grants and our advocacy work visit the GWI website

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