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COFER PRO GED: Promoting gender equality and diversity through shared knowledge production

About the project

This pioneering project entitled "Promoting Gender Equality and Diversity through Shared Knowledge Production" (PRO GED) aims at fostering scientific exchange on the levels of re-search, education and institution building in the field of gender and diversity. It is a joint cooperation between three Swiss Institutions of Higher Education (the University of Zurich as the leading house with the University of Geneva and the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz as official partners) and several official partners in the Middle East and North Africa (the ISIS Center for Women and Development and the International Institute for Languages and Cultures, INLAC, in Fez/Morocco; the Women and Memory Forum in Cairo/Egypt; the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World, IWSAW; and the Department of Social Sciences, DSS, at the Lebanese American University in Beirut/Lebanon). PRO GED is coordinated by the Chair for Gender Studies and Islamic Studies at the University of Zurich, with its decidedly non-Western focus and its firmly established national, international and regional networks.

Project summary

Partner Institutions

Swiss Partners

Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich
Prof Dr Bettina Dennerlein

Institut des études genre, Université de Genève
Prof Dr Marylène Lieber

Institut für Personalmanagement und Organisation, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Prof Dr Nathalie Amstut


South partners

Centre ISIS Pour Femmes et Développement, Morocco
Prof. Dr. Fatima Sadiqi

INLAC Center for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Morocco
Prof Dr Moha Ennaji

The Women and Memory Forum, Egypt
Prof Dr Hoda Elsadda

Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Prof Dr Connie Christiansen