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11 · 03 · 2020

Women and the challenges of the future decade 2020-2030

International conference

EUNIC Warsaw – the Association of European Union National Institutes for Culture – along with the Department of International Management of the Warsaw School of Economics and the International Women’s Forum are pleased to invite you to an international academic conference on the challenges awaiting women in the coming decade. The conference will take place on 9 March 2020 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on 10 March 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hall I, Building C of the Warsaw School of Economics, Al. Niepodległości 128.


We are meeting in a transnational group of specialists on the occasion of the International Women’s Day to discuss the prospects and professional future of women. Invited guests include female entrepreneurs, politicians, social leaders, scientists, and religious leaders. Discussions will centre on the situation of women in a changing Europe: the pay gap, forms of discrimination in the labour market, women’s work-life balance, partnership in the family, and European Union’s gender equality policy. We will also touch upon the position of freelancers in the world of art and culture, and women’s career paths at universities.


We would like to invite anyone interested in gender equality in the workplace and private life to join us for discussion.


Monday 9th, at 5.15 p.m., a remarkable documentary “Reformisten – den kvindelige imam” (“The Reformist – a female imam”) by Danish director Marie Skovgaard will be screened in the conference hall. The film tells the story of Sherin Khankan, a Muslim imam who opens one of the first mosques in Europe run by a woman. The members of the mosque work to overcome concerns related to Islam and adopt a new feminist perspective, breaking with the established gender hierarchies.