The aim of the parallel session Education and Gender Equality is to discuss gender equality and education. History has shown how important education has been for different groups in our society to get knowledge and skills to be able to learn about rights and responsibilities. It is important for all, but especially for the young generation, to educate themselves, to be able to follow the development of issues as the environment, use of the natural sources, inclusing mining and other forms of trade and industry, legislation on climate change etc. Education is the key for the young generation for shaping their own future. Teachers, who work in Arctic and northern communities and who are committed to and inspired by the Arctic are the key factor in providing good basic education. To develop teaching methods in early childhood and in primary and lower secondary education. Today gender roles are in the process of gradual transition. Women are increasingly receiving education although this fact is not adequately reflected in their social status or income. Of concern is also men’s lack of university education. Both women and men have a responsibility to discuss traditional and modern gender roles.
4.16 Education and gender equality. Never stop believing in education
Convenor: Annamari Asikainen (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health), Eeva-Liisa Haapaniemi (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
Presentation type: Mixed session with presentations and panel