Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Emancipation through education: closing the gender gap in global education

07Dec2017 18:30 - 19:30


Gender equality in education has improved in the past 20 years globally, but a lot remains to be done. How to ensure that girls and boys, and women and men, cannot only access education and complete education cycles but also empower them equally, especially in the Global South? What are the barriers to gender equality globally in education policies and practices?

We have invited speakers from various backgrounds to share their experiences and to reflect on the role of education in closing the gender gap as well as to discuss the problems that women and girls face in the class room today. The event will conclude with a panel discussion which enables the audience to engage with the speakers and ask further questions.


  • Herman Kruijer, coordinator of the Educaids programme will explain the role that NGOs can play in ensuring gender equality by bringing his experiences from the development field.
  • Anke van Dam, strategic policy advisor based at the Social Development Department of the Dutch Foreign Ministry, illustrating international policy implications and possibilities in relation to education and gender equality.
  • Marielle le Mat, junior researcher/lecturer in the Education & International Development research, cluster at the University of Amsterdam, representing the academic view, presenting her research on gender and sexuality in education


  • Doors open at: 17:30  
  • Seminar starts: 18:00 
  • Drinks and networking space: 19:30 


This public seminar is free Tand open to anyone interested. No registration needed. Free entry. Drinks afterwards.


This public event is organised as part of the IDS Master course Education, Development and Social Justice coordinated by Dr Mieke Lopes Cardozo. 

Location: REC C, Room C0.02

  • Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)

    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 | 1018 WV Amsterdam
    Building B: +31 (0)20 525 5340 | Building C: +31 (0)20 525 5470

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