Minister Taina Bofferding in front of the eduational van which will visit a variety of schools and other meeting points. Photo: Twitter/@luxembourgmega
The ministry for equality between men and women is calling on the public to take part in a survey dealing with gender equality at all levels.
As part of the initiative, the public is invited to complete an anonymous questionnaire--available in English, Luxembourgish, French, German and Portuguese--which asks participants to share their perceptions and proposed solutions linked to gender equality. Partipants are also asked to rank levels of urgency of a range of topics, e.g., harassment, stereotypes and pay gaps.
It’s part of a wider push for gender equality, which also sees the “MEGA-Jumper”, an educational van travelling to local schools and meeting points from mid-June to mid-November in a bid to get young people to discuss gender stereotypes and teach them how to better manage such biases.
“It’s at school, from an early age, that equality is learned and must be lived as the foundation of our society,” minister for equality between men and women Taina Bofferding (Déi Gréng) said in a communiqué, adding: “Equality is our shared commitment to a more equitable and inclusive future”.
Celebrating 100 years
The universal right to vote in Luxembourg was granted in October 1919. To further celebrate the centenary, the ministry has organised a traveling exhibition showcasing women’s civil rights, currently at the Lycée Hubert Clément in Esch-sur-Alzette, but which is available for schools and other organisations to reserve.
On 17 October, the “Rock de Rack” festival, co-organised with Rockhal, will hold a number of gender-focused workshops for youngsters.