29 December 2020

GRÓ GEST 2020 - Year in Review

GRÓ GEST highlights of the year are now summarized in GRÓ GEST - Year in Review.
29 December 2020

#MeToo: Thinking Ahead - Online Symposium

An online symposium, “#MeToo: Thinking Ahead”, was held on the 3rd of December, 2020, to mark the launch of The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of the #MeToo Movement. The Symposium was recorded live, and the recording may be viewed here.
23 December 2020

Season's Greetings 2020

GRÓ Gender Equality Studies and Training programme (GEST) sends its warmest holiday greetings and wishes for a happy new year!
18 December 2020

GEST Online Alumni Seminar - Gender Equality and COVID-19 in Context

Today, the GEST programme had the honor to host the first GEST Alumni Online Seminar, where six GEST alumni shared their research findings on the gendered impact of COVID-19 restrictions. The seminar was well attended by GEST alumni, representing the 11 years of the GEST programme, as well as GEST lecturers, supervisors and staff.
11 December 2020

Chinenye Anekwe First Recipient of the GEST Alumni Fund Grant

It is our great pleasure to announce that a €10,000 grant from the GEST Alumni Fund has been awarded to Chinenye Anekwe, GEST alumnus of 2018. Ms Anekwe is a Development Specialist at Solar Sisters, an NGO that has helped kickstart more than 5.000 women clean energy entrepreneurs and continues to deliver clean energy directly to homes in rural African communities.
3 December 2020

GEST Director Awarded for her Contributions to the University of Iceland

It is an honour to announce that Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, Director of the Gender Equality Studies and Training programme (GEST) was awarded today by the Rector of the University of Iceland for her outstanding professional contributions to the University of Iceland. The award is for Irma's contributions to equality through her work in establishing the Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme in 2009, and her contribution as the Director of RIKK - Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference, since 2009. Furthermore, Irma is the project leader of the EDDA Research Center on critical contemporary research at the University of Iceland, which focuses on the politics of equality in the humanities and social sciences.