Galit Agmon


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Name: Galit Agmon
Galit is a neuroscience PhD candidate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her research focusing on natural language processing in the brain. She is the founder and co-director of Common Ground, a leading nonprofit organization in the field of gender education. The volunteers of Common Ground work with middle-school children to raise awareness to the deeply-ingrained gender stereotypes, striving to be an integral part in changing the education system and the gender constructs in Israeli society. The idea originated as an attempt to encourage middle-school girls into taking up math and science studies, through the personal experience of Galit as a female researcher

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Jul 11, 2014 / 0 Comments / in Gender equity, Men's issues, Girls' development, Women's issues

Gender stereotypes often have a detrimental role in our society: from the scarcity of women in science to the prevalence of sexual violence in men. We encourage girls and boys to develop a critical perspective on gender stereotypes, finding their own way of being a woman, a man, a human being.