AMI Talks – Women's Rights

Montessori education is about the liberation of the human being: to be given ownership, independence and respect — and to have the best possible environment to enable optimal development. So 8 March 2021, a day that pays tribute to equality on International Women's Day, and Montessori go hand in hand.

AMI was delighted to have two speakers shed light on essential aspects of equality.  


Silvia Dubuvoy

Silvia C. Dubovoy

PhD, Director of Primary Training at the Montessori Institute of San Diego

Silvia C. Dubovoy, PhD, is a strong advocate of equality and inclusiveness in education. And, she is a passionate speaker to boot. Silvia has a PhD in Psychology from Universidad de Barcelona, Spain, with an enviable record of knowledge of Montessori pedagogy and history. She is a trainer, lecturer, examiner, and consultant for AMI, and holds the AMI Assistants to Infancy (0–3), Primary (3–6), and Special Education Diplomas; she has worked as a teacher trainer in Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Spain. and the US. She is the founding director of training of the Montessori Institute of San Diego, in La Jolla, California, and faculty of Universitat de Vic, Spain.



Ama van DantzigAma van Dantzig

Co-founder of Dr. Monk

Ama van Dantzig, co-founder of Dr. Monk, champions a world that is fair, green, connected and filled with promise. On one end of Dr. Monk's spectrum of work are big in-depth research projects – in Europe, Africa and South America – and on the other end concepts that activate a broad audience. With experience on the ground in many African countries and communities, as well on an international level, Ama believes in the ability of people to generate ingenious solutions for the challenges of our time. With headquarters in Amsterdam and Accra, Dr. Monk gains from socio-cultural cross-pollination.