The Principal of the Universitat de València, Mavi Mestre, will give on Monday 17th December the Medal of the Institution to the jurist Julia Sevilla. The President of the Valencian Government, Ximo Puig, and the Vice-president of the Government, Carmen Calvo, will attend the event. The event will start at 12 p.m. in the Assembly Hall of the historical building of La Nau.
Julia Sevilla is an honoured professor of the Department of Constitutional Law, Political Science and Administration of the Universitat de València. She is also a member of the Women Studies University Institute. She has four children and is a prominent activist for equality.
The laudation will be in charge of the Vice-president of the Spanish Government, Carmen Calvo. Then, the honouree, the Regional President and the Principal will conduct their speeches.
The members of the university community who want to attend the event can register in esdeveniments.uv.es
She graduated and doctored in Law at the Universitat de València. She became an assistant professor until 1979, when she obtained a place via public examination as professor of State Polity of the former Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the Universitat de València. She became a lawyer of the Valencian Parliament in 1983. Then, her teaching activity was reduced, although she juggled it with her responsibilities in the Valencian Parliament.
Sevilla is a woman committed with Valencian society and a fighter for effective equality between men and women. She founded the Progressive Women Federation of the Valencian Community and the Feminist Network of Constitutional Law. She presided over both foundations. Currently, she is a member of the Spanish Federation of the European Lobby of Women (CELEM).
She has researched on the political role of women, gender discrimination and having parity of representation. She has been recognised as one of the promoters of constitutionalist studies with a gender perspective. Her scientific contribution has been essential to the conceptualisation of the gender as a category of legal constitutional analysis aiming to create a more democratic, plural and equalitarian society.