Papers from the 30th GWI Conference
Selected Interdisciplinary Seminar Papers
Presented as part of the proceedings of the 30th Triennial GWI Conference Mexico City, August 2010
These papers represent some of the responses made by members of GWI to a call for twenty minute presentations at Conference on topics bearing on four broad themes: Women in Higher Education, Education for the Empowerment of Women, Education for Sustainability and Education for Human Rights. The views expressed are those of the individual member, not necessarily those of GWI.
Participants were invited to address their papers to one or more of the following: to inform fellow members of the situation in particular countries, to share experiences of problems and solutions or to stimulate general discussion of a relevant issue. Time for questions and comments from the audience was a crucial part of the seminar sessions.
The papers can be accessed by clicking on the links below. They have been given a degree of uniformity in typography and layout, mainly for aesthetic reasons and ease of reading, but no attempt has been made to eliminate the considerable variation in conventions of formal presentation (especially with regard to matters of presenting lists, referencing and the structure of Bibliographies) resulting from their origin in different disciplines and different countries.
The email address of the authors has been provided with their consent. Should you wish to take up any matter in any of these papers, please communicate directly with the corresponding author.
Dr Jennifer Strauss AM Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Seminars for the 30th Triennial Conference of GWI
Section 1: Women in Higher Education
- The Role of Latin American Women in International Scientific Collaboration – Dr E. Margarita Almada, Dr Jane M. Russell & Shirley Ainsworth
- Restructuring Indian Higher Education: Strategies for Women’s Empowerment – Dr Ranjana Banerjee
- The Gap between Women’s Education and Empowerment: the case of Sudan – Dr Nagat A. M. Elmulthum and Nawal A. Adam
- Strategies for an Efficient Participation of Women Students in Higher Education in Argentina – María Gabriela Giornelli
Section 2: Education for the Empowerment of Women
- Mothers’ Summit: The Igbo Women Model and a Nexus for National Development in Nigeria – Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu & Iguh Nwamaka Adaora
- Learning to Communicate Globally Enhances the Empowerment of Highly-educated Professional Older Women in Rural China – Anne JBM Geerdink
- Steering Our Economy to Health: Perspectives of Women in Business and Entrepreneurship in the USA – Shaila Rao Mistry
- The Role of Online Education for the Advancement of Women – Dr Jacqueline Shahzadi
Section 3: Education for Sustainable Development
- A novel example of cross discipline education for sustainable development in higher education in UK: Gender differences – Professor Cynthia Burek & Professor Graham Bonwick
- Marketing Sustainable Development: Using Local Concepts for Attaining Global Efficiency – Danielle Lecointre-Erickson
- The impact of the Darwinian revolution on our conception of what it is to be a ‘human being’ and our consequent relationship with the natural world – Dr Margarita Ponce
Section 4: Education for Human Rights
- The Hermeneutics of Equality of Spouses within Marriage: A Tall Order for Nigerian Women – Dr Dame Carol Arinze-Umobi
- The Right of Girls to Be Free of School-based Gender Violence: Tanzania as a case in point – Bertha Edward Mkwelele
- A Paradigm Shift in Human Rights Discourse: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role of Multi-national Corporations in Protecting Women’s Rights in Malawi – Margaret Nkhoma
- Old Women – An asset for a sustainable society – Suman Jain