A successful comprehensive information and awareness-raising campaign by the Greek General Secretariat for Gender Equality on the UNESCO’s report on girls’ and women’s education in STEM

Aug 31, 2017




The General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE), i.e. the governmental organization in charge of equality between women and men in Greece, has already uploaded both on the Greek and the English pages of its website on the internet and the facebook the main findings and messages of the most recent UNESCO’s report on girls’ and women’s education in STEM: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002534/253479E.pdf .


Despite the fact that the text is in Greek, you will recognize the link to the UNESCO’s report in the detailed Greek article and the relevant photos on the facebook at once. The relevant links are the following:

a) Greek version of our website: http://www.isotita.gr/ανάγκη-ποιοτικής-αύξησης-της-συμμετο/

b) English version of our website: http://www.isotita.gr/en/unescos-report-girls-womens-education-stem-august-2017/

c) our page on the facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Γενική-Γραμματεία-Ισότητας-των-Φύλων-388822604594196/ (it is undelined that until the morning on 31-8-2017 the relevant articles had attracted the attention of 3.305 persons).


In addition, the main findings and the message of the specific UNESCO’s report have already been communicated by us to a number of public organizations and independent bodies in Greece and on abroad. The recipients of our comprehensive document have been, among others, the Hellenic Parliament, the Greek Ombudsman, the National Commission for Human Rights, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Representations of Greece to the International Organizations, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Administrative Reconstruction, the Ministry of Education, Research & Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Labour, Social Security & Social Solidarity, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Culture & Sports, the Ministry of Justice, Transparency & Human Rights, the Ministry of Rural Development, all the key social partners, as well as the EU Institutions and the World Bank.


Furthermore, after a proposal by the competent GSGE Director for Development & Support of Policies on Gender Equality, the General Secretariat for Gender Equality issued a press release in Greek on 30-8-2017 on the topic, which gained great publicity among the Mass Media and social media in Greece:

http://www.isotita.gr/6158-2/ .


Here are some indicative 14 links:


1) http://www.businessnews.gr/article/83577/unesco-anagki-poiotikis-ayxisis-tis-symmetohis-ton-gynaikon-sto-horo-ton-stem


2) https://left.gr/news/emfylo-hasma-stis-thetikes-kai-tehnologikes-epistimes


3) http://www.topontiki.gr/article/235449/anagki-poiotikis-ayxisis-tis-symmetohis-ton-gynaikon-sto-horo-ton-thetikon-kai


4) https://faros-24.gr/site/το-έμφυλο-χάσμα-στις-θετικές-και-τεχνο/


5) http://www.inewsgr.com/326/to-emfylo-chasma-stis-thetikes-kai-technologikes-epistimes.htm


6) http://livester.gr/a/news/Διάφορα/24883015/Το-έμφυλο-χάσμα-στις-θετικές-και-τεχνολογικές-επιστήμες


7) http://www.crete-news.gr/ανάγκη-ποιοτικής-αύξησης-της-συμμετοχής-των-γυναικών-στο-χώρο-των-θετικών-και-τεχνολογικών-επιστημών


8) http://www.ekt.gr/el/press-coverage


9) http://www.palo.gr/multimedia/markets/unesco-anagki-poiotikis-ayksisis-tis-symmetoxis-twn-gynaikwn-sto-xwro-twn-stem/16469478/


10) http://www.palo.gr/markets/unesco-anagki-poiotikis-ayksisis-tis-symmetoxis-twn-gynaikwn-sto-xwro-twn-stem/16469478/


11) http://xnews.gr/roh/articles/?id=11030165


12) http://www.inewsgr.com/122/anagki-poiotikis-afxisis-tis-symmetochis-ton-gynaikon-sto-choro-ton-thetikon-kai-technologikon-epistimon-UNESCO-avgoustos-2017.htm


13) http://www.ploumistos.com/2017/08/blog-post_527.html


14) http://myblogs.gr/article/anagki-poiotikis-ayxisis-tis-symmetohis-ton-gynaikon-sto-horo-ton-thetikon-kai-tehnologikon .


In that way, further promotion and greater visibility of the role of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on women’s empowerment and equality between women and men have been achieved by our initiative among competent Greek and foreign stakeholders. After all, the UNESCO’s report can serve as a useful tool to design, implement and evaluate policies on gender equality in the framework of the SDGs (Agenda 2030).


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