22.11.2011 -

International experts met in Kazan to discuss the links between

On 21 - 22 November 2011 a wide range of leading experts in various fields of knowledge, UNESCO experts in the field of bioethics, domestic and foreign scholars met in Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation) at the conference "Gender Equality and Bioethics", organized by UNESCO in cooperation with Kazan State Medical University and supported by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan.

The visit of the Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, Ms. Pilar Alvaores-Laso and participation of senior representatives of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan gave a high profile to the event and provided an opportunity to discuss gender equality and bioethics issues at the international level. Meetings and round tables devoted to the analyzing the role of bioethical principles to achieve gender equality were held at the conference. The range of pressing issues in bioethics was defined in the context of advanced  technology and ethno-confessional peculiarities of the regions of the world, as well as their academic and social support.

The issues of health, education and employment, migration and climate change, public policy from the standpoint of reproductive health and as a subject of study, were also discussed during the conference. All of them have a significant effect on the determination of the place and role of women in modern society, but often do not receive proper attention.

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