Commemoration of the International Women¿s Day at UAB
On 11 March next at 12 pm the XVI Institutional Day will be held at the UAB in commemoration of the International Women’s Day. The event will include the recognition of the students of the first class of the bachelor’s degree in Socio-Cultural Gender Studies at the UAB. It can be followed on the UAB YouTube channel
Although it is difficult to define the specific event that started the commemoration of the 8th of March, one of the consensus is that the repression and the fight of the American textile workers at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th inspired the celebration of this day.
At the UAB, faculty members, administration and services staff, and students are organising several activities across the campus on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
This year, the Institutional Day in commemoration of the 8th of March will be held on 11 March, at 12 pm and can be followed live on the UAB YouTube channel ( This year, the act of recognition will be for the students of the first class of the bachelor’s degree in Socio-Cultural Gender Studies, who will receive the award for their activism and involvement with the feminist movement.
Javier Lafuente, Rector of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, will open the event, followed by Esther Zapater Duque, Secretary General, and Maria Prats Ferret, Director of the Observatory for Equality, who will present the University’s policy lines on gender equality and the Observatory’s areas of work.
Sara Torres, lecturer of the bachelor’s degree in Socio-Cultural Gender Studies, will introduce the class of the bachelor’s degree and the UAB will award the prize to its representative, Gisela López.
The students will be honoured with a video produced jointly by the Observatory for Equality and the UAB Community Involvement Unit, with the participation of two representatives of the degree, Gisela López and Paula Fernàndez, and lecturers Ingrid Agud, Bruna Álvarez, Patricia González, Enrico Mora, Meri Torras and Sara Torres.
Finally, Meri Torras, coordinator of the bachelor’s degree in Socio-Cultural Gender Studies, will explain the importance of gender studies and the existence of a university degree dedicated exclusively to this subject area.
The event will be info-accessible, with a sign language interpreter and subtitles.