How do we organize for gender equality at university? Challenges and strategies for students

This roundtable is co-organised by GE Academy and the GEARING-Roles project.

  • 5 November 2021
  • 12:00-14:00 cet (Brussels time)
  • Fernanda Campanini Vilhena
  • Ilayda Ece Ova
  • Irati Rico Fernández
  • Marta Lázaro Soler
  • Melis Yılmaz
  • Ege Atacan Doğan
Learning objectives
  • Getting aware and knowledgeable of the challenges faced by students regarding GE in HEIs.
  • Sharing best practices and approaches to face these challenges.
  • Sharing strategies and tools to engage students in GE initiatives
Who is it for?
  • Students and student groups and networks interested in GE in academic/research institutions
  • GEP team members in academic/research institutions
  • GE Officers/Gender focal points in academic/research institutions
  • GE activists/promoters in academic/research institutions
Training Material

Intro Presentation

Presentation by Ilayda Ece Ova

Presentation by Fernanda Campanini Vilhena



Fernanda Campanini Vilhena

University of Deusto - PhD Candidate

Fernanda Campanini Vilhena is a lawyer specialising in human rights and gender studies and currently a PhD candidate at the University of Deusto, Spain. She is a member of the coordination team of the Horizon 2020 GEARING-Roles project and of the task force implementing the Gender Equality Plan at Deusto. Her research explores institutional change for gender equality through a feminist institutionalist perspective, especially within the framework of EC funded projects. She has previously held a civil servant position in the Brazilian Public Prosecution as a legal officer in the department of domestic violence and crimes against children, being involved in national and local projects such as the design and implementation of the UN National Guidelines for Investigating, Prosecuting and Judging Femicides and the training of judicial officers on the application of the principle of non-revictimisation of victims in trials.

Ilayda Ece Ova

Sabanci University -

I have a BA in International Relations and an MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology. I've started taking part in feminist activism in an institutional context as an undergraduate student at Bilkent University's Women's Studies Society. Currently I am working on Purple Certificate Program and GEARING Roles projects aiming to institutionalize and create awareness around gender equality in K12 and university contexts.


Irati Rico Fernández

University of Deusto - Law Student

Irati Rico Fernández is final year Law student at the University of Deusto, where she currently collaborates with the GEARING-Roles project through an internship programme, as well as developing an internship at a local Law firm. She is a member of the Debate Club at the university and has volunteered in Gizakia, a social organisation that provides support to people suffering from drug addiction and social exclusion, where she provided legal assistance focused on social justice and the reintegration of convicted people.

Marta Lázaro Soler

University of Deusto - European Innovation Council - Consultant

Marta Lázaro Soler holds a Law degree from the University of Deusto and a Master’s degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe. Currently working at the European Innovation Council (EIC), her professional career has been focused on social transformation and innovation through arts, culture and sport across the public and non-profit sectors. She is also a freelancer consultant and member of the social theatre group of Deusto, Antzerkide.

Melis Yılmaz

Hacettepe University - Student

I was born in 2001, studying American Culture and Literature at Hacettepe University. I've been engaged in activism, particularly on LGBTIQA+ and women's rights. As part of this activism, I translate queer, feminist and vegan cartoons and articles on these activisms from English to Turkish. I've been co-conducting workshops on queer cartoons and humor for the last year.

Ege Atacan Doğan

Sabanci University - Student

I am a junior Computer Science student in Sabancı University. I am planning to study Gender Studies as my minor. I am an active member of Cins Kulüp (gender studies student club). I'm also interested in music theory and politics.