Children & Gender Equality - panel discussion

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Do girls and boys have equal opportunities in education and self-expression? Join the Nordic diplomatic representations and cultural institutes in Brussels for a breakfast debate on International Women’s Day.

The subject of gender equality among children is often discussed both in the media, public debates and general discourse and can spark knee-jerk reactions about perceived differences between boys and girls. We hope to dig a little deeper. Childhood is the time we learn foundational skills and form ourselves as human beings and our understanding of the world. True gender equality is as important for our societies as it is for the individual.

In the Nordic countries, researchers and educators have been studying the subject for decades, but we still have a lot to learn. With the panel discussion, we wish to take a look at what role gender plays in education and learning in our systems today. And we want to be inspired by best practice examples of how to teach girls and boys to overcome stereotypes and develop themselves freely.

8th March, 8:30-10:00

Welcome by: Elin Mortensen, Head of Mission of the Faroes to the EU.

– Danielle Lindholm (AX), Åland’s Feminist Umbrella Network
– Margrét Pála Ólafsdóttir (IS), Founder of the Hjallastefnan Schools
– Kalle Laanterä (FI), Director of Poikien Talo (“Boys’ House”)

The event is a Nordic collaboration between Embassy of Denmark to Belgium, Embassy of Iceland, Mission of the Faroes to the European Union, Embassy of Finland, Embassy of Sweden, Norwegian Embassy, Åland’s landskapsregering, Finnish Cultural Institut for the Benelux and Danish Cultural Institute in Brussels.

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