An international conference in Fez will draw attention to gender equality, women’s empowerment, and the role of women in history and the city’s cultural heritage.
Rabat – The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities is hosting an international conference dedicated to women’s empowerment and gender equality November 30 to December 1 in Fez.
The conference, titled “Gender Equality in the Arab World and Germany: Challenges and Prospects” and organized in partnership with the NGO ISIS Centre for Women and Development, will tackle
several issues women face in their daily lives.
Topics vary from challenges in the workplace or job market, such as in male-dominated fields and the role of universities to raise awareness on gender equality to transnational networking and women migrants.
Effecting change, promoting gender equality, and Arab-German dialogue are the main drivers behind the symposiums.
The event’s program will also explore the role of women throughout the history and cultural heritage of Fez, Morocco’s cultural capital.
The event is taking place at the International Institute for Languages and Culture in Fez and will welcome “high-profile academics and experts” from six Arab countries with the participation of other academics from Germany, the ISIS Centre said in a press release.