Millennials from around the world discuss gender equality at FDU


By Madinah Muhammad

On Wednesday, November 30, join Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Sands of Time Group and Global Young Voices in an inaugural panel discussion at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus, for “Gender Equality: Stories from Across Borders,” where topics to be discussed will include:

  • Women in the workplace
  • Status of women in a patriarchal society
  • Women's roles in a country of economic development
  • Young women breaking away from sexual grooming

This event will be hosted in the Frank Giovatto Library Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Panelist and participants will consist of FDU students and alumni from around the world representing:

  • Italy
  • Oman
  • El Salvador
  • Sri Lanka
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal

At a time when the United Nations is focusing on what it has declared “The Century of the Woman” and is promoting the “Women Will Rise” initiative, and while First Lady Michelle Obama is moving forward with the “We Will Rise” program to educate the 62 million girls around the world who are denied the opportunity to go to school, this event could not be more timely.

“Gender inequality can only be erased by both men and women,” said Eli Amdur, co-founder of Sands of Time. Sands of Time is an out of the classroom social, cultural, intellectual and enrichment program for FDU students who want to see, do, experience and learn more during and after their academic programs. Since its inception nearly nine years ago, “more than 1100 students and 100 faculty, staff and alumni have participated in Sands of Time events,” said Amdur.

Global Young Voices is a global organization of male and female FDU students and alumni. To learn more visit at

Email to reserve seats for the gender equality panel discussion on November 30 at 6:30 p.m. on the Metropolitan Campus. This event is open to the FDU community including friends and family interested in attending.