Ambassador addresses China Women University
Kristín A. Árnadóttir, Ambassador of Iceland, gave a special address about gender equality at the China Women’s University today in Beijing. The lecture was the first in a series at the University with representatives of foreign states. The lecture was held at the University Auditorium and was attended by about 400 students, teachers and other guests.
There is a great deal of interest in the study of gender equality and Iceland in general in China. Among the topics that the Amassador spoke about in her lecture was the policy of the Icelandic government in the field of gender equality and the methods and success of the women movement in Iceland. Futhermore, the effects of the 1995 UN Women Congress in Beijing were discussed. After the lecture, students at the University asked questions about topics ranging from the communication between men and women, leadership skills and training of women and Arctic cooperation.
The China Women´s University is the oldest and most famous of its kind in China and offers education at a tertiary level as well as specialising in research in women and gender studies. About 5500 students attend the university out of which about 95% are women. Chairman at the Ambassador's lecture was the Vice-Dean of the University, Professor Li Mingshun.