9 July 2019

Wacht the lecture by Sarah Carmichael

Ladies First? Lecture on Gender Inequality

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Gender inequality is still a worldwide problem. Why is it so important to fix it? A Studium Generale Lecture with historian Dr Sarah Carmichael.

According to the UN, gender equality is crucial to a peaceful and prosperous world. But in reality, many women and girls across the world are still as disadvantaged as ever, in everything from pay to working hours. Even in the Netherlands, things aren't looking as rosy as they seem. Why is the struggle for equal rights and opportunities for women such a long and difficult process? What are the local and global effects of greater equality?