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24 Oct 2018
The Latin American and Caribbean Open Science Forum 2018 (CiLAC 2018) was held in Panama City, 22‐24  October 2018. The forum brings together the best scientists and decision makers of the region and  is a platform to offer recommendations for sustainable solutions and mechanisms that support science policies in Latin America and the Caribbean; in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...
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10 Oct 2018
Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ummy Mwalimu issued the directives in Dar es Salaam yesterday during her keynote speech to officiate a National Dialogue on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Teenage Pregnancy, and Child Marriage.
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04 Oct 2018
On 2 October 2018, Canadian Physicist Donna Strickland became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics since Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963. Strickland shares the prize with colleages Arthur Ashkin and Gérard Mourou for their groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said of this landmark occasion for women in science, “In particular,...
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13 Aug 2018
According to Ministry of Education figures, women accounted for only 38.63 per cent of overall PhD students in China in 2016, but accounted for 50.6 per cent of all postgraduates. Some observers say marriage and children change women’s priorities, but others point to the structure of China’s higher education system. “There is a misogynist rhetoric against female PhDs who are labelled as a ‘third...
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13 Aug 2018
Five Nigerian teenagers won first place in the junior division of the Technovation World Pitch Summit held in San Jose, California last with an app that has the potential to save thousands of lives. Iridescent’s 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit is the world’s largest tech entrepreneurship program for girls. The program invites girls from ages ten to eighteen from all over the world to...
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31 Jul 2018
Launched in 2012, the Award aims to promote high-quality education research, produced by African universities, research centers, and research networks. There are four award categories: (1) emerging educational researcher, (2) accomplished educational researcher, (3) outstanding mentor of educational researchers, and (4) enabling an institutional environment for education research. The research...
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27 Jul 2018
The recently published Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2018 line-up offers an interesting revelation, in that at least 40% of those identified are in scientific research, both natural and social, or related fields. It could be said that society is starting to become aware of the value that science and scientists provide the country. If this is indeed the start of a trend it will...
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18 Jun 2018
GenderInSITE has partnered with several international scientific unions as well as OWSD and UNESCO in the ICSU-funded project, A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It? This project aims to gather...
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06 Nov 2017
From 6-8 November, more than 600 participants will gather at Gender Summit 11 - North America in Montreal, Canada to explore the theme of “Embracing pluralism and thriving through diversity – shaping science and innovation.”   The Gender Summits are a series of international conferences that...