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Gender Week is a student-initiated event that encourages discussion on topics related to gender and sexuality. We started it off with an engaging panel on inter-sectional feminism that sparked discussions about historical reactions to feminism, cultural differences and questions related to raising children in today’s society.

During a panel discussion

There were some powerful performances in the Vagina Monologues, organised by the Feminist Club, with personal original pieces being performed. Another panel centred around the #MeToo Campaign discussing the role that gender plays in sexual harassment and also raised the question if positive discrimination should be promoted within institutions. Four second year students presented their gender-related extended essays. The driving forces of the week have been the student groups GAS and the Feminist Club. They managed to create events that promoted genuine dialogue and sharing of perspectives, under the guidance of teacher Lisa Jokivirta.