ÖzU Gender Ideathon
The ÖzU Gender Ideathon event was organized by the Gender Equality Office as part of activities for March 8, International Women’s Day, with the aim of asking Özyegin University students to question the gender inequalities that have infiltrated and entrenched in daily life and to mobilize students to be part of the solution. ÖzU organized two major activities: a series of talks titled “Searching for Gender Inequalities in Everyday Life and a competition-formatted idea marathon. The teams participating in the Ideathon developed solution proposals and created their own projects. By the end of the Ideathon 3 projects (a project to prevent sexism in communication materials of the university, a project to disseminate gender equality awareness at kindergartens and a project to design a support mechanism for stakeholders of the university who feel threatened by gender-based violence) were awarded.