UNESCO Chair in Policies on Gender and Equal Rights between Women and Men (863), established in 2009 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

 Fields / Disciplines

Gender issues.


The main specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • promote research strategies, applying perspectives and analytical categories that consider women;
  • enable exchanges with university networks that work in this field, on a regional, national and international level,
  • setting up cooperation agreements with public organizations that aim to respond to these objectives;
  • design, apply and evaluate training programmes for teachers who work in different levels of education;
  • promote courses, specialisation programmes, seminars and scientific meetings to reflect on and exchange ideas and initiatives.

 Host Institution

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)


Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender

UNESCO Sector / Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences

Contact: Dra Maria Angeles Duran Heras, Project leader

Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Ciudad universitaria de cantoblanco C/Einstein 1

28049 Madrid


E-mail: dur(at)

Phone: +34-91-602-23-00 EXT : 2388