The Centre for Law, Technology and Society presents:
Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
The Rhetoric of Sustainable Development Goal 5
Esther Adekunbi Mobolayo
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
at 12h 00 HE
Despite the place gender equality and women empowerment holds in development goals, equality between genders is still globally elusive. The discrimination specifically against girls and women - including economic discrimination, gender-based violence, harmful conventional practices and reproductive health inequities - remains the most persistent and pervasive form of inequality. The injustices experienced as a result of gender inequality is further exacerbated during humanitarian crises as currently being seen in the case of COVID-19. The question now is, “Is the Sustainable Development Goal 5 achievable?’’ Esther Adekunbi proposes how Education can act as a determinant to the achievement of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment.
About the Speaker
Esther Adekunbi is a researcher in Education with diversity in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. She is a Queen Elizabeth Scholar and a New Emerging Researcher at Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) Network at the University of Ottawa. With a background in Adult Education, she has a keen interest in human development, especially women/girls’ education and advancement. Having served as a teacher and school administrator for many years in Nigeria, Esther Adekunbi is very familiar with the gender disparity in education. Her personal experience with women living in rural areas of Nigeria exposed her to the marginalization of women and kindled her passion for women’s advancement. Her PhD thesis being in Women’s Reproductive Health Education further exposed her to the plights of women the world over and added to her burning desire to contribute to the emancipation of women/girls through education.
This event will be in English only.
This event will be recorded.