WIE Debate

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We, the IEEE SUPCOM WIE Affinity Group, in collaboration with the IEEE ENIT WIE Affinity Group, are excited to announce the upcoming WIE Debate at ENIT on November 15th. This event aims to provide a platform for intellectual discourse, public speaking, and the promotion of gender equality in the engineering field. The competition will feature four teams, with six participants each, totaling 24 individuals, evenly split between ENIT and SUPCOM.

1. Team Composition: Each team will consist of six members, with three designated debaters who will present arguments during the debate.
2. Speaking Time: Each debater will have a speaking time of three minutes to present their arguments.
3. Total Participants: The event will involve a total of 24 participants, with 12 representing ENIT and 12 representing SUPCOM.
4. Rounds: The competition will consist of two rounds, allowing participants to engage in thought-provoking discussions on various topics related to engineering and women's empowerment.
5. Brainstorming Time: Prior to each debate, participants will have 20 minutes for brainstorming and preparation.
6. Spectators: Spectators who are not part of the competing teams are welcome to attend and witness the debates.


1.Subtopic: AI Impact on Women: Navigating Empowerment and Challenges

Thesis: AI technologies can empower women by enhancing personal security, preventing online harassment, and providing tailored solutions for women's healthcare and well-being. The use of AI can contribute to a safer and more inclusive digital environment for women, fostering opportunities for education and economic participation.

Antithesis: The integration of AI presents urgent concerns, encompassing privacy invasion, the impending threat of job displacement, and the perpetuation of algorithmic biases leading to discriminatory consequences.

2.Subtopic: Impact of Social Media on Women's Empowerment

Thesis: Social media platforms empower women by providing a voice, fostering communities, and facilitating the exchange of ideas, enabling activism, and challenging societal norms.

Antithesis: The pressure to conform to beauty standards, online harassment, and the spread of harmful stereotypes through social media can negatively impact women's mental health and reinforce societal expectations.

3.Subtopic: Tech Futures or Time-Honored Traditions: Government's Dilemma in Rural Development

Thesis: The government should prioritize investing in new technology companies to create job opportunities for women in rural areas, fostering economic growth, and empowering communities through innovation.

Antithesis: Conversely, the government should focus on preserving the agricultural and artisanal aspects in rural areas, as these traditions are crucial to cultural identity and sustainable practices, ensuring the preservation of a way of life that has sustained these communities for generations.

WIE Debate was a great success. Participants showcased their exceptional skills and engaged in thought-provoking discussions. The event was marked by intense debates, showcasing the participants' knowledge, eloquence, and critical thinking abilities. The audience was captivated by the insightful arguments presented by the debaters. The competition ran smoothly, with a well-structured format and fair judging process. The atmosphere was filled with excitement and intellectual stimulation. Overall, it was a highly successful event, leaving a lasting impression on both participants and spectators alike.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 15 Nov 2023
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) West Central Africa
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  • ENIT
  • El Manar, Tunis
  • Tunisia

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  • Starts 10 November 2023 08:00 AM
  • Ends 12 November 2023 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) West Central Africa
  • No Admission Charge