Professor Daire Keogh, President, Dublin City University, is pleased to invite you to the launch of Gender Equality Matters Classroom Materials by Dr Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, and Dr Martin McAleese, Chancellor, Dublin City University.

Please join us for the launch and fireside chat, moderated by Maureen King, on Monday 30 November at 4.00 pm.

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Gender Equality Matters: Tackling gender stereotyping, gender-based bullying and gender-based violence

The Gender Equality Matters (GEM) project is funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union and comprises of a collaborative partnership between 5 EU countries. The project is led by Dr. Seline Keating (Principal Investigator), from DCU National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre. She is assisted by Dr. Bernie Collins, Mr. Derek Laffan and Ms. Sarah Hayes. The EU partner organisations are KMOP Social Action and Innovation Centre, Dr. Margarita Gerouki (Greece), Fondazione Mondo Digitale, Ms. Annaleda Mazzucato (Italy), University of Murcia Group of Research in Educational Technology, Prof. Paz Prendes (Spain) and the European School Heads Association (ESHA), Mr. Edwin Katerberg.

GEM aims to raise awareness, build confidence and enhance capacity levels among children, adolescents, parents and educators in challenging attitudes and behaviours that undermine gender equality. The key outputs of this project are: – primary and post-primary classroom materials; training modules (whole-school; parents; teachers; trainers), a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a school self-evaluation tool, and a trainer manual. All of the above and further GEM details are available here

Moderator: Maureen King, Chair of Advisory Board, DCU National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre. Maureen is CEO of iTrust Ethics Ltd, a company that provides data management advisory services. She has over 20 years’ experience in risk and compliance roles, holding senior positions of trust within the Telecommunications sector. Maureen holds an Executive MBA from Dublin City University and is an accredited assessor of human rights principles with the Global Network Initiative. Maureen acts and leads with a strong social conscience and is passionate about social justice – she is chair of the Board of HalfTimeTalk Charitable Movement, an active member of the Online Safety Advisory Group of the ISPCC and is a volunteer with the GAA for over 30 years.