Are all law subjects likely to incorporate gender as a category of analysis? What does the implementation of the gender perspective in teaching and research entail? Does the gender perspective in teaching mean that we are only talking about subjects that relate to women? These are some of the issues raised by the lawyer and professor María Concepción Torres Díaz, a specialist in gender perspective in the teaching and practice of Law, during the seminar she has given to the UIB Law Faculty on Friday, January 17, on how to incorporate the gender perspective in teaching.
This is the first seminar of this type held at the Faculty of Law, within the framework of a teaching innovation project awarded to LIDIB by the Institute for Educational Research and Innovation (Irie). Professor Torres has provided us with tools to rethink and adapt our content, our methodologies and our evaluation systems to avoid gender biases in the different aspects of teaching and to make visible areas of Law where gender discrimination persists.
The ultimate goal is for students to learn Law from an egalitarian perspective and to be aware, among other things, of the contributions that women have made and continue to make to the Law. Also, that students become aware of the legal issues in relation to which the lack of a gender perspective is generating a lack of protection and discriminatory situations for women, so that, as future legal professionals, they are better prepared to address these situations and afford adequate legal protection. Students, we are confident that next year you will notice some changes!