„Promoting Gender Equality and Diversity through Shared Knowledge Production“ (PRO GED) is an international Consortium for Education and Research (COFER) funded by swissuniversities and devoted to fostering research-based exchange in the field of gender and diversity. It is a joint cooperation between three Swiss Institutions of Higher Education and four partners in the Middle East and North Africa. PRO GED is coordinated by the Chair of Gender Studies and Islamic Studies at the University of Zurich.
PRO GED aims at critically assessing the different ways in which terminologies of gender and diversity as well as related forms of expertise are produced, translated, transferred, and put into practice globally. It seeks to create new, democratic and self-reflexive perspectives on how to deal with the complexities of relations of difference and inequality in a globalised world through cross-regional, transcultural and interdisciplinary dialogue, cutting across established boundaries in education and research.Making knowledge production and knowledge circulation its main focal points, PRO GED provides an important innovative complement to existing projects in the field of gender and diversity that involve the Middle East and North Africa.