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Voices of the Past: Engaging Dialogue on Gender Equality Across History

Voices of the Past:  Engaging Dialogue on Gender Equality Across History

Engaging Dialogue on Gender Equality Across History

On May 29, 2024, a dynamic and insightful lecture and workshop titled "Voices of the Past: The Fight for Women's Rights, Class Struggle, and Gender Perspective from Ancient World to Today" was held, bringing together students from the International Burch University (IBU) and the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, as well as their professors. The event was moderated by Professor Doctor Salmedin Mesihović, an expert on the ancient and early middle ages, and MA Ajla Burkić, who specializes in the modern era.


13:00 – 13:10: Introduction about Gender Equality in Ancient Rome and Early Middle Ages
13:20 – 13:40: An Introduction to the New Era and the Modern World
13:40 – 14:00: Discussion
14:00 – 14:30: Conclusions

The lecture aimed to familiarize students with the concept of class struggle and the fight for women's rights throughout different historical periods, exploring the processes and factors that influenced gender equality as we know it today. The discussion also focused on the future direction of gender equality and its possibilities.

The event was divided into two main parts. The first part explored the historical state of gender equality, identifying various challenges and barriers. The second part examined the current status of gender equality and drew possible conclusions on its progress and future.

The interactive format of the lecture encouraged students to actively participate in discussions and solution-building, fostering the sharing of experiences, perspectives, and ideas among participants. Topics such as the historical genesis and meaning of the conception of housewives, the roles of women and men in history, and the evolution of these roles over time were thoroughly discussed.

The event took place in the library of International Burch University "Prof. Dr. Ceylani Akay". This enriching workshop was organized as part of the UNIGEM project, implemented by the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo under the patronage of the British Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Overall, the event provided an engaging platform for students and professors to delve into the historical and contemporary issues of gender equality, enhancing their understanding and encouraging them to contribute to ongoing dialogues on this crucial topic.

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