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International Conference On Gender, Language And Education

  • Education
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Conference
  • Dec 2, 2020 - Dec 4, 2020
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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International Conference on Gender, Language and Education (ICGLE)

Date: 2 – 4 December 2020 (Wed – Fri)
Venue: The Education University of Hong Kong

The ICGLE seeks to bring together academics, researchers, community leaders, policymakers, education practitioners and research postgraduate students from the worldwide community to explore equality and diversity issues in language and education through a gendered lens. Since gender inequalities have been the focus of heated debate around the world, the ICGLE aims to call for collaborative action to address systemic (gender) inequalities, particularly in the Asian context. It is hoped that through the conference, a platform for knowledge transfer and capacity-building of multi-disciplinary studies of gender may be established in the region. Over the course of the ICGLE, we invite keynote speeches, themed panels and paper and/or poster presentations on topics related to the conference theme 'Gender, Language and Education: Equality and Diversity Issues in Asia and Beyond'.

List of Main Topics

  • Gender
  • Language
  • Education


Dr Jane Sunderland

Jane Sunderland is an Honor...

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Jane Sunderland is an Honorary Reader in Gender and Discourse at Lancaster University, UK. She is particularly interested in gender, sexuality and discourse in the language classroom (classroom interaction, textbooks and textbook use) and in gender and sexuality representation in children's fiction, including the Harry Potter series and books featuring same-sex parents. She has taught in Papua New Guinea, Australia, China, Hong Kong and Poland as well as the UK.

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Professor Theresa Der-lan Yeh

Theresa Der-lan Yeh is Prof...

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Theresa Der-lan Yeh is Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Convener of the Women’s and Gender Research Program, and Director, Center for Population and Gender Studies at the National Taiwan University. She authored the chapter on gender, language and communication of a widely-adopted textbook in women’s and gender studies in Taiwan. Believing in the intrinsic and outreaching value of gender equality and human rights, Theresa Yeh dedicates her passion to action on these two causes throughout her adulthood. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors, Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, an NGO assisting domestic violence survivors and former WWII “comfort women”.

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Ms Zuriel Oduwole

In January 2017, 

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In January 2017, US Secretary of State – John Kerry honored Zuriel Oduwole at the State Department, aged 14. It was for her tireless development work across the globe and advocating for Girls education especially in Africa, so they can go to school and are not getting married young.

Her advocacy saw her profiled in Forbes Magazine at the age of 10 in 2013, while ELLE Magazine listed her among 33 women who changed the word in 2015. Zuriel has spoken to 47,300 youths in 18 countries about the power of an education and has met one-on-one with over 30 world leaders, including the Presidents of MaltaGhanaKenyaNigeriaCroatiaTanzania, and Egypt, to share ideas on addressing the worlds youth educational challenges.

She met Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi in March 2018, and fifteen months later in July 2019, the country outlawed girl marriage. Zuriel always brings a simple but insightful youthful voice to major development events and causes, around the world.

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Submission Instructions

Conference theme: Gender, Language and Education: Equality and Diversity Issues in Asia and Beyond


Types of submissions: Paper/Poster presentations, themed panels, live-stream presentations and virtual presentations (pre-recorded). Please submit your proposals to EasyChair ( by 31 May 2020. For themed panels, abstract submissions should be sent directly to the Conference Secretariat ( using the application form downloaded from the ICGLE website.

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Registration Fee and Instructions

Registration will be opened in July 2020. For details, please visit the conference website:

Visa and Travel Information

Visa: Should be obtained by the participants themselves. The conference organising committee will not be responsible for this.

Travel: Please refer to for details.

Social Events

The social programme is composed of a welcome reception, a cultural tour and a self-paid conference dinner. The free cultural tour to Tsz Shan Monastery will allow conference participants to experience spiritual purification while making new friends. Tsz Shan Monastery is a Chinese Buddhist monastery established for the inheritance of the teaching of the Buddha. Its outdoor bronze-forged white statue of Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy), 76 meters in height, is a breathtaking sight.