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Equality in education and sports, the main topic for Women´s Month


In commemoration of Women´s Month, held throughout March, Casa África hosted the Equality Education in Africa and the Canary Islands round table yesterday afternoon. The event was co-organised by the Secretariat of the Red de Mujeres Africanas y Españolas por un Mundo Mejor (Network of African and Spanish Women for a Better World) and the Plan Internacional (International Plan) NGO.

The round table was one of the events supported by the three institutions with young people in order to promote reflections on equality between men and women in the second half of March. On March 16th and 17th, students from Instituto Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria focused on the topic of gender equality in sports and education for girls in Africa in class with their professors.

Afterwards, on March 21st, they participated in a workshop about the topic that was led by gender specialists from UN Women. Yesterday morning, students simulated a press conference with two top athletes--Sitapha Savané, captain of the Gran Canaria Basketball Club, and Daida Ruano, windsurfing world champion--who held a debate with students about education for girls in Africa and gender stereotypes in sports.

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