The CILAC Forum holds a new colloquium with leaders from the region, focused on the challenges and opportunities that the region presents in the field of STEM education and gender equity. Since its launch, more than 25 thousand people have been part of the colloquiums of the #CienciaEnMovimiento cycle of CILAC.
Fighting inequality means thinking about multiple scenarios, practices, discourses and dynamics: from children's games in early childhood to the appointments of researchers. The fact that women do not have the same opportunities as men is a structural issue, which must be resolved structurally. Although things are slowly changing, even today girls and women are especially underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and, consequently, in professional careers. that derive from them.
In order to contribute to the debate on these issues, UNESCO has recently conducted a survey of educational projects and initiatives in STEM for the promotion of gender equality at all educational levels, formal and informal, in 17 Latin American countries. Based on this survey, a publication has been prepared with systematized information, with the title “Reducing the gender gap in STEM in Latin America: Taking action?”.
Starting from the aforementioned Report, the CILAC Forum calls for a fertile and informed exchange on the challenges and opportunities that the region presents in the field of STEM education and gender equity. They will address this topic:
- Cristian Celedon Gamboa, LIQCAU / HEUMA UA-UCN Consortium
- Paula Coto, Girls in Technology.
- Diletta Assorbi, UNESCO Montevideo
- Moderator: Guillermo Anlló, UNESCO Montevideo
JUL 26 – 5 p.m. (URU/ARG/BRA) – sign up here to receive a notification about the start of the meeting and other activities of the CILAC Forum