Gender equality in higher education: how to overcome key challenges

Achieving gender equality in higher education remains elusive. In some parts of the world, girls struggle to access post-secondary education and even in countries where many women do embark on academic careers, there is still a marked lack of female representation in leadership roles. However, huge progress has been made through small changes like scheduling teaching hours around childcare needs or big institution-wide reform linked to SDG5: gender equality. In this collection marking International Women’s Day, university leaders and faculty share ways institutions and individuals can tackle the challenges faced by women in academia.

Female student smiling at the camera in a library

Seven exercises to incorporate into your gender studies classes

It can be challenging to come up with new and interesting ways to educate your students on gender issues. Eunice Costilla Cruz outlines seven ways

Eunice Costilla Cruz

Monterrey Institute of Technology