Presentation Details

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Creating Environments for Gender Equity: A School Based Model for Transformation

Prof Christina Pratt.

Conservatively, 1:4 women and girls globally are victims of gender-linked violence. The U.N. Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women states, "Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women...." Laws and cultural traditions have supported male entitlement to power and control. Gender equality is a precondition for the eradication of gender-linked violence. School systems have both the opportunity and responsibility to transform the context as well as content of education in order to promote a violence free, equitable future for our youth. This workshop contains dialogue and action on school system interventions for that support student safety through gender equity.
Presenters will offer a social change analysis and professional development activities focused on
understanding internalized models of privilege;
and planning for systemic, sustainable change in
school environments.


Prof Christina Pratt  (United States)
Professor of Social Work and Gender Studies, Director of Field Education
Social Work Program, Faculty in Social Sciences
Dominican College and City University of New York

Prof. Christina Pratt teaches social work and gender studies at Dominican College. She is completing a doctorate in criminology at City University of New York Criminology. Her research includes: Multicultural Domestic Violence; Offender Re-integration; Experimentalist Courts.
From 1987-1997, she served as Executive Director - Partners of the Americas managing international development and exchange in agriculture, economic development, education, health, disaster preparedness, culture, and women in development in the Caribbean.

  • Gender linked Violence
  • Social change in schools

(60 min. Workshop, English)