EWORA Seminar

Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius (Lithuania)

Theme

Seminar

29 October 2024 

 

EWORA Seminar hosted by Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius (Lithuania)

 

October 29, 2024, 9:00 - 13:00 

 

CONCEPT NOTE:

 

Traditional hierarchical structure, uneven distribution of power, teacher-student and peer evaluation of researchers, co-dependency, advanced intellectual capacity and high requirements for career progression have exposed universities world-wide to become vulnerable to violations of human rights. Gender-based violence has become a subtle widely spread phenomenon and takes different forms including physical, psychological, sexual, economic or even organizational norms and behavior. Universities are reflections of our societies and are in unique position to shape our future societal landscape. Historically universities serve societies as education institutions. By raising awareness, integrating gender-based violence into its curriculum, carrying out research on different aspects of gender-based violence cases and solutions, widely disseminate research finding higher education institutions can impact academic communities and society at large.

 

Universities as powerful organizations, community leaders, that have broad national and international partner networks can serve and set an example for other organizations. The forum’s will question how practically by ensuring gender equity through organizational culture, implementing training and life-long learning programmes universities can change our societies to be more inclusive and sensitive, appreciating diversity and inclusion.