ICGR Mini Tracks

The Mini Tracks for ICGR

      • Female Academics Empowerment, Equality and Sustainability in Higher Education
      • Gender in Times of Crisis
      • Gender in Research Performing Organizations
      • Violence Against Different Genders

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Female Academics Empowerment, Equality and Sustainability in Higher Education

Mini Track Chair: Dr Serene Dalati Arab International University, Syria

ICGR 2022 Mini Track on Female Academics Empowerment, Equality and Sustainability in Higher Education  

The new reality of management emphasizes a shift from stability to change, from competition to collaboration, from uniformity to diversity and from conventional and bureaucratic management to contemporary and team-based management. Higher education institutions are no exception to this approach, and they need strong leadership in an academic environment that can transcend time, place, geography, race, and above all gender. The imperative to empower female academics, is accelerating, and as international global businesses rely more and more on the significant roles played by female academics and researchers.

The aim of this mini track is to examine qualitative and quantitative approaches to research work related to female academics’ empowerment, equality and sustainability. Case studies on female role models in Academia, is valued and would bring relevant significance to the academic debate of this mini track.   

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Factors affecting Female Academic Researcher in higher Education
  • Empowering Female Academics in Business, Science and Technology
  • Cases on Academic Female Role Models
  • Equality and Sustainability policies and practices at Higher Education
  • Measuring the Gender Gap in Higher Education Institutions
  • Female Academics: Motivators, Barriers and Challenges
  • Gender Equality in Patriarchal Societies

Gender in Times of Crisis

Emília Fernandes
Regina Leite

Mini Track Chair: Emília Fernandes and Regina Leite, University of Minho, Portugal

ICGR 2022 Mini Track on Gender in Times of Crisis  

Recent and today’s crisis have increased gender inequality and women discrimination throughout the world. As such, all crises are gendered. Women and minorities have been mostly affected by unemployment, labour market barriers, precarious work conditions, heavy work-family loads and caregiving responsibilities, cuts on social benefits, work and domestic violence and poverty. In Europe, South countries were the ones that suffered the most with women and minorities still experiencing the effects of the last financial crisis on their professional and personal lives. Extant research has focused on these issues and highlighted the negative effects of economic, financial, social and political crises. Nevertheless, the gender and minorities’ reality of Anglo-Saxon and North countries in times of crisis has been extensively explored when compared to the South European countries.

The current pandemic crisis is raising new concerns and challenges regarding power and inequality dynamics around gender issues. This mini-track aims to promote the production and dissemination of knowledge among researchers interested in gender issues in times of crisis, especially within the Southern Europe countries. Real case studies, policies, institutional and management strategies, as well as initiatives and tools to respond and prevent gender inequality and violence during these unprecedented times are also welcome. 

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The gender of (un)employment, precariousness and violence at work in times of crises, namely in the mostly affected sectors
  • Gender experiences and inequalities in the health and social care sectors during pandemic times
  • Gender violence at work and in the private and family contexts during times of crises
  • Gender experiences and inequalities in the family and non-work spheres enhanced by economic and financial crises, namely the effect of remote work following the pandemic crises
  • Tools and instruments to prevent and respond to gender inequalities in crises context

Gender in Research Performing Organizations

Prof. Claudia Canali
Prof. Tindara Addabbo

Mini Track Chair: Prof. Claudia Canali and Prof. Tindara Addabbo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy  

ICGR 2022 Mini Track on Gender in Research Performing Organizations  

In the European Research Area (ERA), the objectives to increase women’s representation and retentions at all levels of their career and to promote the integration of gender dimension in research and innovation content should lead research organisations and higher education institutions to implement institutional change in human resources management, funding, decision-making and also in research programmes. 

Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) are functional to undertake this institutional change and will assume an increasing importance since they will be required as a new eligibility criterion for Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) to get access to Horizon Europe funding. Despite the number of RPOs adopting gender equality policies at different levels has been increasing in the last years, few women still reach top positions in academia and research organizations with persistent limits to their career progression. Moreover, the gender gap in several academic disciplines is still severe among the enrolled students. Thus, there is a need for more research to examine these topics adopting a gender perspective and the purpose of this mini track is to inspire researchers and practitioners in this scope. 

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender Equality Plans in Research Performing Organizations
  • Gender Budgeting: tools and applications
  • Gender equality in recruitment, careers and retention
  • Policies for work-life balance
  • Gender equality monitoring: measures and indicators
  • Tackling the gender gap within the student population
  • Integration of gender dimension in research contents

Violence Against Different Genders

Mini Track Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nuran Öze, Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD), Northern Cyprus  

ICGR 2022 Mini Track on Violence Against Different Genders  

In this track we are going to focus on ‘Violence Against Different Genders’. The term "gender violence" reflects the idea that violence often serves to maintain structural gender inequalities, and includes all types of violence against men, women, children, adolescents, gay, transgender people and gender non-conforming.  

Patriarchal structure generally takes men into the centre and categorize other genders as others or marginalised. However, it doesn't mean that men do not face with violence at all. Neither this issue is not related with biological sex that people have naturally from birth. It is in deeply belonged to gender which is socially constructed, also it is not limited with men and women, includes LGBTI as well. In addition to that violence cannot be limited with physical one, violence can be  psychological (emotional), economic and social violence against different genders.  

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Violence against different genders: physical, psychological (emotional), economic and social
  • Violence against different genders in workforce
  • Covid-19 and gender differences in treatment (physical, psychological (emotional), economic and social) on this crisis period
  • Gender inequalities in managerial positions as a violence
  • Bullying to different genders on social media platforms
  • Gender inequalities and its’ relations with violence
  • Toxic Masculinity leading to aggression
  • Role gender plays in domestic violence both towards and perpetrated by all genders
  • Issues in policing and reporting of gender violence