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Globethics.net Newsletter, No2/2017 (March)

Editorial
Women in (Islamic) Higher Education by Fatimah Husein

Globethics.net Network
Globethics.net India
Education: A Social Right for Women
Nurturing Dialogue: Forms, Person, and Institutions - 3 dates in India

Globethics.net East-Africa
3rd Youth Chastity Conference in Nairobi

Globethics.net South America
Convocatoria de Voluntarios 2017 - Globethics.net South America 

Globethics.net Indonesia
Essay Competitions and Book Review Competition in Indonesia

#EthicalPoetry coming up in March and April 2017

Globethics.net Library
Journals on Education Technology and Ethics

Globethics.net Research / Projects
Globethics Academy: Unlock the Responsible Leader in You
Integrating Ethics in Higher Education
Call for papers

Publications
Philanthropy in China: Report of Concepts, History, Drivers, Institutions


Editorial by Fatimah Husein

Women in (Islamic) Higher Education

Being a woman in many parts of the world is a challenge. Being a woman in Higher Education is another challenge. While their male counterparts have been able to pursue their studies to the level of postdoctoral degrees,  in many cases receiving degrees from prominent international universities, many women heed to their reproductive roles and often postpone their careers. Additionally, even though there is no written regulation in Indonesian universities that states women cannot take leadership positions, the lack of Gender Equity policies in most universities often becomes a barrier for a woman's career.

This is worsened by the fact that some male professors, especially within Islamic Higher education Institutions, often refer to biased and misogynistic hadiths (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad), which perceive women as less than men.

I was once the Head of a Study Program at an Indonesian Islamic university. In a first monthly meeting attended by male colleagues, they shared dirty jokes. I stood up and left the room. The same was repeated at the second meeting and I was about to leave when asked "why". I said that until they behave in my presence in a respectable way then I would cease to attend the meetings with them. It worked! And the lewd conversation stopped.

I think we as women, especially as Muslim women working in Higher Education, need to first understand all of what is said in the Islamic Foundation texts about women, which I believe to be quite progressive. Then we need to be brave in taking a leadership role at the university and be firm in our relations with men.

Fatimah Husein
Associate Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the Interreligious doctoral programme, ICRS-Yogya
Team of Directors, Globethics.net Indonesia


GLOBETHICS.NET NETWORK

Globethics.net India

Education: A Social Right for Women

On the occasion of International Women's Day, a three days' Workshop will take place from 7-9 March 2017 in Bangalore. The theme of the programme is "Education: A Social Right for Women". Read more...

 

 

 

Nurturing Dialogue: Forms, Person, and Institutions - 3 dates in India

We are pleased to invite you to a  series  of 3 seminars on "Nurturing Dialogue:  Forms, Persons, and  Institutions" in 3 different regions of India.  The programmes are organised by Globethics.net India in collaboration with the Journal of Dharma and other institutes of higher education. Read more...

Globethics.net East-Africa

3rd Youth Chastity Conference in Nairobi

On 11 February 2017, Richard Kakeeto, an assistant for Globethics.net's East Africa regional programme, convened the 3rd Youth Chastity Conference. This year's conference focused on Chastity and Self-management. Read more...

 

 

Globethics.net South America

Convocatoria de Voluntarios 2017 - Globethics.net South America

Estamos convocando a formar parte de nuestro equipo Latinoamericano a 6 voluntarios/as para las siguientes áreas: traducción, edición, biblioteca, diseño grafico. Leer más...
 

Globethics.net Indonesia

Essay Competitions and Book Review Competition in Indonesia

Globethics.net Indonesia invites you to join two essay competitions and a book review competition. Deadline is 30 April 2017. Read more...

 

#EthicalPoetry coming up in March and April 2017

This month we'll be announcing an exciting web-based project on poetry in line with our theme of education. Save the date, 21 March 2017 and visit our website to find out more about this initiative and how you can be involved.
 

 

Globethics.net LibrarY

Journals on Education Technology and Ethics

We are happy to share with you five new journals in our library on the topic of Education Technology and Ethics.


Globethics.net Research / Projects

Globethics Academy: Unlock the Responsible Leader in You

We're delight to announce the launch of our free, online learning channel: the Globethics Academy, which provides educational resources on ethics and ethical leadership. The Globethics Academy is a series of 14 lectures split into 64 different video modules covering a range of topics relating to the field of Ethics and is accessible via YouTube. Read more...

 

Integrating Ethics in Higher Education

In late February 2017, our Executive Director, Prof. Obiora Ike visited a number of higher education institutions in Nigeria. On Thursday 23rd of February  Prof Ike delivered the Inaugural Lecture.  More than 3.000 visitors, staff and students of the university attended the lecture. Read more...

 

 

 

Call for papers
DIALOGO Virtual Conference 2017 - Science & Religion
Call for papers - Theological perspectives and models for addressing corruption
Call for papers - Euro-ISME's 2017 annual conference in Brussels
International Society for Military Ethics Conference in Australia
Age and Longevity in the 21st Century conference in the USA
Global Bioethics, Human Rights & Public Policy Summer Program in USA


Publications

New Publication

A new important research volume on Philanthropy in China is available in Globethics Publications

Philanthropy in China: Report of Concepts, History, Drivers, Institutions (2017)

Liu Baocheng / Zhang Mengsha
ISBN 978-2-88931-178-1

Philanthropy in China is fast growing. A new important charity law of China came into effect in 2016. This book is a comprehensive report about these developments: Philanthropy is considered the third form of wealth distribution (private means to public ends and communities) after market competition and taxation scheme. In individualistic and market-oriented societies, philanthropy is more established and relevant than in societies, where the state controls distribution. This book compares Chinese and Western concepts of philanthropy and analyzes the history, drivers, institutional environment, latest legal frame, donation patterns, the role of civil society, corporate giving and the media in Chinese philanthropy. The report serves as comprehensive overview for all actors in society in China and internationally who are dealing with philanthropy in China

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