The last workshop of 2017 was held at the Vienna International Center on Gender Equality which was presented by the ‘He for She’ group in Vienna.
The focus of the workshop was focused on gender inequality: what it means, what it implies and how influences people’s lives. The speaker explained the evolution of Women’s Rights and the eradication of the education gap, especially in Austria in the past century. Afterwards, the students tested this information with a game. The main idea was to understand the meaning of being ‘privileged’ which helped students to better understand how someone’s family background, race and gender could influence their future and their position in the society. The next activity was conducted in groups where the students discussed how society, government, family and education can change the gender gap and make us closer to an equal society.
Gender Equality Workshop report by Helia Nazari