Our first funding goal is the implementation of five workshops about gender equality in Germany.
Our second funding goal is the implementation of five additional workshops in new locations.
Salaries, career prospects, education, political participation and equal division of domestic work and childcare, the gap between men and women in Germany is increasing rather than decreasing.
Women earn less; suffer more due to their triple duties of family, caring, and profession; and are more affected by poverty in old-age. Additionally, with a share of only 30 %, they are underrepresented in politics, economy, and science.
At the same time, men are under pressure to be the main provider of the family income. The men’s aspiration to have more time with their children often fails because of a father-unfriendly company culture or the legal practice in divorce and family matters that still perceives the mother as the main person responsible for children. As a result, there is a growing dissatisfaction of the younger generation that would like to combine family and profession.
We have a problem with political disenchantment because the people don’t feel represented anymore. When women are excluded from professional and political life, we lose qualified thinkers in decision making and innovation processes. Germany is about to be left behind, both within the country and as an economical power.
We would like to talk to people about these issues in Germany. We would also like to encourage people to get into exchanges about their different experiences and opinions regarding this topic, and discuss together where the issues are and how we can solve them so we can formulate suggestions for politics.
We welcome everyone in our workshops, as this issue is crucial for the whole of society.
Apart from talking about gender equality, we would like to invite people from all layers of society to discuss related topics and conclude what needs to be done. Our foremost goal is to reinvigorate the democratic culture of talking to each other and listening to different points of view. As an additional goal, we would like to empower people to become more engaged in society.
With a donnation of 100 Euro you enable the participation of one person!
There are three good reasons for you to support our project:
1. Gender Equality
You support more conversations around gender equality and emancipation in Germany.
2. Strengthen Democracy and Mutual Understanding
You contribute to the ongoing process on strengthening democracy through discourse and at the same time increase mutual understanding between people with different views.
3. Political Competences
By sponsoring us, you bolster the political competencies of our participants, empowering them to navigate in a complicated political world.
Opportunities to conduct workshops have already been identified and workshop contents and methods prepared. All that is left is securing the funding for implementing the workshops. We would use the money for renting the rooms, creating an inviting environment, which includes good food and drinks, travel costs and compensating the moderators. Also we don't ask a fee from our participants, because we don't want to create any financial hurdles for them.
Social Sciences Works gUG, a social enterprise in Potsdam, makes use of social scientific knowledge to improve civil society and democratic decision making. We are a heterogeneous, international group of social scientists, most of whom were educated in Germany and live in Berlin and Brandenburg. Our disciplinary backgrounds include sociology, political science, anthropology, economics, philosophy and communication science. Our core competencies include deliberative integration and democracy projects, democracy research, second opinions of existing research as well as scientific criticism and communication.