Workshop: Gender perspectives in waste management

SESSION F1 / / 15:30 - 17:10
Workshop: Gender perspectives in waste management
Chair / Presidente: M.C. Lavagnolo (IT)

How is women's involvement in the environment business considered?
What is the role of women in this sector?
Are there women in top positions in waste management companies?
The recent international environmental battles have seen young women lined up in the front line and environmental protection is increasingly speaking “feminine”.
On the university front, girls attending the environmental engineering course are present in a decidedly higher percentage than in the other engineers, while in the professional activities women who work in engineering environmental issues are more sensitive than men to education, cooperation and sustainability. In developing countries, women are the first to engage in sanitisation at homes and in the neighborhoods, being involved in projects for the correct management of waste (domestic compost, residential, street cleaning campaigns, organization of cooperatives).
The workshop is an opportunity to discuss the feminine participation in the technical-scientific professions that concern environmental issues and how, in particular, women are assigned the roles that concern “taking care” thus transferring also in this sector what happens in the family or in the social sphere in general (the teacher, the nurse, the care of children and the elderly, etc.), often without appropriately evaluating or recognizing (also in terms of pay) the high skills achieved.

Introductory lecture:

M.C. Lavagnolo, M. Fedeli, C. Tino (IT)
To be a women and study engineering

17:10 - 17:40 Coffee break + Poster discussion