The 8th of March is International Women’s Day, which is a great opportunity to not only celebrate but also to debate the matter of gender equality. Despite various large changes, women; in Poland and abroad, are still affected by discrimination, violence and wage inequality. These are the subjects members of the Students Center for European Union Research EU Club want to discuss.

“After the undeniable success of UITM Talks: Human Rights, which took place in December, students from my circle decided to continue activities whose main goal is to discuss the condition of human rights in the modern world. Due to the number of applications, we decided to hold eight presentations. The idea is simple; the student or students have 8 to 10 minutes to speak on a gender discrimination issue. The topics discussed will include the problem of circumcision of girls, the importance of access to education and the statutes of women in African cultures. One of the participants will also share the history of sexual violence that she’s experienced in the past” says Sylwia K. Mazur, EU Club Supervisor.

The UITM Talks: Women’s Rights meeting will be held on March 9th this year at 17:30, in the IQ Club at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow on Sucharskiego Street. The event will be conducted entirely in English. Admission is free.