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Communication and Journalism students collaborate with FEM-ABLE action

On the 23rd of May, the CICANT’s Project Fem-able - Promoting women’s participation in the political domain (CERV-2022 GE / no. 101088295) developed an event with the collaboration of graduating students of Communication and Journalism at Universidade Lusófona - Lisbon University Center. With an audience of 65 people, the "Conversations for Equality," event unfolded in the José Araújo Auditorium and featured distinguished guests including the researcher Maria Helena Santos, Carla Semedo, councilor, Ana Vitorino from the Socialist Party, and Francisca Cabral, a radio presenter. Over a span of approximately two hours, the discussions centered around themes such as the Civic Movement for Parity, challenges hindering female political engagement, feminism, and intersectionality, and the role of men as advocates for women.

About the project

FEM-ABLE aims to uncover and address the root causes behind the persistently low political power scores of women. By conducting in-depth research and measurement across partner countries, the project seeks to develop innovative solutions to promote women's participation and influence in politics at both national and European levels. FEM-able specifically targets women who hold key positions of political power, with the primary objective of creating effective processes and tools derived from comprehensive research.

FEM-ABLE aims to promote gender equality in political decision-making by developing evidence-based national strategies and cooperating with stakeholders to integrate research findings into national policy. The project contributes to a more equal representation of women and men in political decision-making, leading to more inclusive and equitable societies.

VIsit the project website here.

  • published 10 June 2024
  • modified 27 June 2024