FREE Virtual Training courses are here! Finally after several months designing and implementing this virtual training initiative, finally we can announce the launching of our FREE courses. On July 1st, we began our first edition of our FREE virtual training courses. A product designed by all FREE partners as a tool to give female academics, staff and students, the necessary training skills to reach their maximum development and increase their decision making capacity at high management levels within Higher Education Institutions (HeI). These courses also seek to challenge the gendered culture within our academic organizations, strengthening awareness and stakeholder’s commitment towards gender equality [...]
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FREE Project partners recently have launched their calls for the first edition of our virtual training courses, to begin on July 2020 After several months of hard work our Partner Universities, finally can this FREE virtual training initiative, targeted towards female academics, decision makers, administrative staff and students. These courses will have no cost and will be conducted 100% through the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain), UNED's virtual platform for online courses. A limited number of places will be granted to the 7 South Mediterranean Region FREE Partners, so take a look at the course description and objectives [...]
On March 8 Damascus University celebrated an academic act to disseminate FREE Project at Damascus University. Looking forward to building the capabilities of Syrian female academic students who pioneered to work in the academic field, an introductory seminar took place at Skills&Career Management Center. Dr. Abdul Salam Zidan presented an overview of FREE Project and had a very interesting discussion with the attendees about the problems they face in practicing academic work. At the end of the session the obstacles and recommendations were as follows: Obstacles: - Marital status (difficulty in choosing between work and home). - Lack of awareness of [...]
FREE Project was happy to chair the awareness workshop that took place to celebrate Women’s Day last March 2020 at Arab International University, AIU Echoing the principles of United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 Agenda, FREE Project aims at reducing the differences between men and women within the academy in Syrian universities. That is why AIU conducted an awareness workshop to celebrate Women’s Day last March 8th. During this event Prof. Dr. Serene Dalati presented the female academic population with several statistics and figures showing the main difficulties that women encounter during their professional lives within the academy and [...]
The Lebanese University – Centre MINE conducted a coordination meeting with FREE Project on "Empowering Women” The Director of Careers, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (Centre MINE) Dr. Riyad Makdissi met with the representative of FREE Project at the Lebanese University Dr. Marie AbouJaoude to discuss a cooperation implementation plan which will integrates the dissemination of FREE project and ensuring its sustainability through a series of training and workshops. The main objectives of FREE Project, which is seeking a successful partnership with Center MINE, focus on the academic role of women and the model of empowerment, equality and sustainability in the [...]
FREE Project celebrated a Dissemination Session Organized by OFFER Office- University of Petra Pharmaceutical Centre Theatre, at Petra University in Jordania, on January 15th 2020. This act was opened by Dr. Tala S. Abuhussein, followed by the Welcoming Speech entitled "UOP’s role in Female Empowerment" on the charge of Prof. Marwan El-Muwalla. After this, several academics, including Dr. Ali Maqousi talked about the International Cooperation established through joint projects as FREE. Dr. Mohammad Al-Shunnag was in charge of briefing on the core activities of FREE Project. An interesting discussion panel took place after with other national stakeholders such as the Association of Jordanian Women Academics, from the [...]