09/16/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2020 03:52
The first gender-related UNESCO Chair was established in 1996 at Warsaw University (Poland), only four years after the launch of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme. A first of its kind, the UNESCO Chair in Women, Society and Development aims at developing advanced studies, training programmes and curricula in the field of women's studies, as well as making the results of research on women's issues know.
Since the designation of Gender Equality as a Global Priority in 2007, UNESCO has significantly increased its number of Chairs and Networks on Gender Equality. It currently comprises 27 Chairs and 3 Networks from all over the world who carry out research, training and advocacy regarding gender-related matters: youth, gender-based violence, education of girls and women, sexuality, communication, human rights, democracy, women's political and economic participation and activism, STEAM education, urban planning and climate change.