City of Glasgow College celebrates Gender Equality Month

March is Gender Equality Month and incorporates International Women's Day.

In many countries genders are segregated or people of certain genders are treated as second-class citizens. In Scotland there are some parts of society who actively discriminate against people based on their gender.

Gender Equality Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about these issues and to think about how we can ensure a world where people are treated fairly and have access to the same opportunities.

Graeme Brewster, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, said:

“City of Glasgow College actively promotes Gender Equality. We pioneered the women-into-engineering classes - the first of their kind in Scotland – and work hard to foster a culture of equality. Our most recent Education Scotland Review highlighted a strong track record in our approach to supporting equality, diversity, and inclusion. We are marking Gender Equality Month with a series of events and would encourage both staff and students to get involved.”

As part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March, City of Glasgow College will host the launch of a groundbreaking new performance to challenge hate crime against women. The performance, organised by Glasgow Women’s Library, and titled No-one can harm me unpunished. I am a woman, is a choreographed protest and will be a brand new resource to raise awareness of women’s experiences of hate crime in Scotland.

Glasgow Women’s Library have worked in partnership with City of Glasgow College and Kelvin College to give students the opportunity to attend the performance and a workshop to explore their awareness, perceptions and experiences of hate crime and to discuss safe methods of bystander intervention and third party reporting of hate crime and behaviours.

Graeme Brewster said:

“We are delighted that City of Glasgow College is launching Glasgow Women’s Library awareness campaign with this performance at our new City campus. Our College is committed to creating an inclusive culture that advances equality of opportunity, process and outcome to all students, staff and stakeholders. This event is an excellent opportunity for our students to learn about hate crime against women and demonstrates our continued commitment - based on fairness, opportunity and respect - to proactively meeting the diverse needs of our students and staff."

Please click here for more information on Gender Equality Month.