A day before International Women's day 2023, IAU and EWORA have partnered for a discussion on higher education's role for SDG 5 and equity

 Higher Education, Gender and Equity: Making SDG 5 part of universities’ strategy and activities

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 13:00-14:30 UTC (14:00 – 15:30 CET)

This year’s International Women’s Day 2023 (8 March) took place under the theme #EmbraceEquity: “Equality is the goal, and equity is the means to get there. Through the process of equity, we can reach equality.” One day before IWD, IAU and EWORA are inviting interested participants and experts from higher education to discuss approaches how universities can be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive across their activities, and in particular when working with local communities.

Catch up on the discussion with university leadership and other representatives of IAU and EWORA Member universities, presenting examples of good practices, and institutional and organisational perspectives.

Read the full concept note here.

Opening remarks by Hilligje van’t Land, IAU Secretary General and Gülsün Sağlamer, President, EWORA


  • Sae Okura, University of Tsukuba, Japan (video message)
  • Gülsün Sağlamer, President, EWORA
  • Jouhaina Gherib, IAU Board Member and President, University of Manouba, Tunisia
  • Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-chancellor, Memorial University, Canada 
  • Cristina Gamberi, Researcher, University of Bologna, Italy

Watch the recording of the event here

Latest update: 18.09.2023