International Woman's Day

Institutional International Women's Day

In accordance with the measure Organise an institutional ceremony to commemorate the International Women’s Day, which shall include an acknowledgement to a person, a department, or a centre within the UAB framework what stands out for its defence of women’s rights, from the Action Plan for Equality between women and men, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona holds annually a ceremony for the International Women’s Day around 8 March. The Observatory for Equality is responsible for the organisation and appointing the honouree.

This measure is especially relevant as it is the first time that the UAB celebrates the 8th of March on an institutional level, and it is one of the essential actions of the axis of  visibility and awareness. In the first editions, a part of the event's content was focused on the presentation of data describing the situation of women at the UAB, at a time when most of the community considered that the university was a space free from inequalities and discrimination. There is the presentation of data that shows the existence of an unequal distribution of the tasks women and men carry out, which affects the three groups. This presentation also includes the explanation of the actions and measures that are being politically carried out by the University to correct this situation of inequality. The ceremony also includes the recognition event for a woman, entity or individual that has been honoured for contributions to the defence and fight for women's rights. For the first time, gender research developed in the UAB is rewarded, recognised and made visible.
 
The content of the event has been changing throughout the different editions, and according to the political lines of the different governing teams and the directors of the Observatory. In addition, the designs of the posters in commemoration of Women's International Day reflect the political lines of each moment. It is pointed out that, since 2013, and especially after 2016, the poster is not only a tool to announce an event, but also a means to raise awareness.
 
The editions that have been taking place since 2006, the posters and a brief description of their contents are included below.

Cartell XV Jornada Institucional en el marc del 8 de Marš

Recognition to Dr. Laura Duarte Campderrós, responsible specialist of the Observatory for Equality of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 

After the award ceremony, a roundtable was held with the previous directors of the Observatory for Equality at the UAB: María Jesús Izquierdo Benito, Carolina Gala Durán, Montserrat Rifà Valls and Joana Gallego Ayala, who reflected on their work over the last 15 years. Lluís Ferrer Caubet, former rector of the UAB, was the moderator. The Vice-rector of Students and Employability Sara Moreno Colom and the Director of the Observatory for Equality Maria Prats Ferret also participated.

You can watch the whole event here.

Cartell XIV Jornada Institucional en el marc del 8 de Marš

Recognition to Dr. Maria Jesús Espuny Tomás, professor emeritus of the Department of Public Law and Historical-Legal Sciences and Director of the Center for Research Studies Women and Rights (CEDD).

At the ceremony, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Esther Zapater, described the professional and personal career of Professor Espuny, and after the award ceremony, the conference Invisible Discrimination in the workplace of men and women was given by Professor Amparo Ballester, Professor of Labour and Social Security Law at the University of Valencia.

Finally, the Vice-rector of Students and Employability Sara Moreno Colom and the Director of the Observatory for Equality Maria Prats Ferret also made speeches.

You can watch the whole event here.

Cartell XIII Jornada Institucional en el marc del 8 de Marš
Reconnected to Dr. Montserrat Solsona, Department of Geography of the UAB and member of the Center d'Estudis Demogràfics.
 
After the delivery of the Award, the conference will take place "Is there what is not recorded and counted? Gender and statistical production", by the professor Lina Gálvez, professor of the Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Economic History. Professor Gálvez highlights the use of statistics to give visibility and awareness of the gender inequalities. The Vice-Chancellor for Alumni and Occupation, Sara Moreno, and the Director of the Observatory for the Igualtat Joana Gallego will also be involved.
 
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Homenatge a Dra. Mercedes Unzeta
This year, the UAB recognised the career path of Dr Mercedes Unzeta, emeritus professor of the UAB Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 

Following the award presentation, Dr Maria Teresa Ruiz Cantero, lecturer in Medicine at the University of Alacant and specialised in gender bias in Health Care, gave a conference on Gender and Health Innovations. The UAB Ganàpies, human tower builders, participated in the event with the construction of a woman pillar. Margarita Arboix, Rector of the UAB, Sara Moreno, Vice-Rector for Students and Employability, and Joana Gallego, Director of the Observatory for Equality all participated in the ceremony as well.
 
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Homenatge a FÓtima Bosch
Recognition to Fàtima Bosch, professor of Biochemical and Molecular Biology at the UAB and Director of the Centre of Animal Biotechnology and Genic Therapy (CBATEG). 

Virginia Haurigot, teacher of the Department of Biochemical and Molecular and Biology technician of CBATEG, will gloss Fàtima's academic and professional path and will project a video with several witnesses that will talk about her personal and professional life.

In the same act, there will be the conference “The género of the Derecho” by Octavio Salazar Benítez, teacher of Constitutional Law in Córdoba's University. The Rector of the UAB, Ferran Sancho, will present and will close the day and the director of the Observatory, Dr. Teresa Freixes, will do quotation of the activities realised and the projects in course.
 
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Cartell 8 de marš 2015
Acknowledgement to Anna Cabré, professor emeritus at the Department of Geography and founder of the UAB Demographic Centre.

Dramatic reading of “Jardi de dones” written by Jaume Melendres and directed by Spei Macià, professor at the Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic, and Physical Expression of UAB. 

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Cartell 8 de marš 2014
Acknowledgement to Amparo Moreno Sardà, professor at the Deparment of Journalism and Communication Sciences, who lectured the conference “Feminism contributions to a plural humanity”

Reading of “Nth manifesto for the International Women’s Day” by Martí Sales i Sariol.
 
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Cartell 8 de marš 2013
Acknowledgement to the UAB research group Women and rights, with particular recognition to its founder, professor Francesca Puigpelat i Martí, chair of Philosophy of Law.

Conference “Les crisis actuals tenen gènere?” by professor Sara Moreno, from the Department of Sociology.

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Cartell 8 de marš 2012
Acknowledgement to professor María Dolors Garcia Ramon for the defence of women’s rights at the UAB.

Conference on the “Participation of women in the media” by Ms. Elvira Altés Rufias, professor at the Department of Media, Communication, and Culture of the UAB’s Faculty of Communication Sciences. 

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Cartell 8 de marš 2011
Acknowledgement to professor María Josega Yzuel for the defence of women’s rights at the UAB.

Conference “Exceptional women chemists” by professor Pilar González Duarte, professor of Inorganic Chemistry at UAB

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Cartell 8 de marš 2010
Acknowledgement to professor María Jesús Izquierdo for the defence of women’s rights at the UAB

Conference “From Hillary Clinton to Michelle Obama: the situation of women in the US’ politics” by the journalist Núria Ribó

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Cartell 8 de marš 2009
Acknowledgement to professor Verena Stolcke for the defence of women’s rights at the UAB.

‘Forty years at the Autònoma’ with the conferences of professor Maria Dolors García Ramón and the head of IT Services Maria Rosa Garcia.

Presentation of the short film “Els treballs de les dones”

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Cartell 8 de marš 2008
Acknowledgement to profesor Teresa Torns for the defence of women’s rights at UAB
Dissemination of works by women at UAB. Presentation of research projects funded by the UAB’s second aid scheme to research in sexism:


- Maria Prat, ‘Desenvolupament i avaluació d’estratègies per a la promoció i participació femenina al Servei d’Activitat Física de la UAB’

- Presentation of PhD thesis by Maribel Ponferrada, ‘Chicas y poder en la escuela. Identidades académicas, sociales y de género entre jóvenes de la periferia’

- Award ceremony of the photography contest ‘Women and Physical Activity’

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Cartell 8 de marš 2007
Acknowledgement to Hortensia Iturriaga for the defence of women’s rights at the UAB.

Presentation of research projects funded by the UAB’s second aid scheme to research in gender:

- Raquel Piqué Huerta, lecturer at the Department of Ancient History. Title of the funded project: Anàlisi i modelització del funcionament de la discriminació en societats caçadores recol·lectores a partir de dades etnogràfiques.

- Susanna Subirà Álvarez, tenured professor at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. Title of the funded project: El perfeccionisme com a factor de risc de psicopatologia en la dona.

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Acknowledgement to Judith Astelarra, professor at the Department of Sociology, for her contribution to women’s rights at the UAB.

Presentation of research projects funded by the UAB’s first aid scheme to research in gender: 

- Teresa Freixes, Tècniques per a l’avaluació de l’impacte de gènere: obtenció d’indicadors per a avaluar l’impacte de gènere a l’ensenyament i la recerca.
 - Carles Monereo, Existeix un estil de gestió femení? Estratègies discursives dels gestors universitaris.
 - Carolina Gala, La conciliació de la vida laboral i la familiar: perspectiva històrica, regulació i aplicació pràctica en l’àmbit universitari.

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