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30 Aug 2016
One of the greatest challenges faced in the effort to promote gender equality in science is the lack of data available on the subject. Although certain institutions, organizations and governments may collect gender-disaggregated data on things like numbers of women enrolled in STEM degree programs, employed as research faculty, or appointed to leadership positions, this data is often incomplete...
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30 Aug 2016
Next week, the Gender Summit 8 - North and Latin America will take place in Mexico City, continuing to advance the global conversation about gender in research with the theme of Science without borders: Improving impact by interlinking gender, geographic, disciplinary and educational dimensions. GenderInSITE is pleased to be...
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30 Aug 2016
In an encouraging move for gender-inclusive science policy, South African Minister of Science & Technology Naledi Pandor announced September 2 that the...
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30 Aug 2016
National science academies are known for being organizations of excellence; in most academies, only the most accomplished scientists are elected to membership, in a peer-based nomination and evaluation procedure that guarantees new members are broadly respected and regarded as exceptional in their fields. Yet recently, many have begun to question whether science academies' membership structures ...
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30 Aug 2016
GenderInSITE is pleased to be hosting a panel, Transforming policies in funding, hiring and publishing, at the Gender Summit 7 Europe. The conference will take place in Berlin on 6-7 November. Since 2011, the Gender Summit has held five conferences around the world to generate dialogue and identify important...
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30 Aug 2016
GenderInSITE recently attended the Gender Summit 7 Europe in Berlin and was pleased to be able to host a panel on Transforming policies in funding, hiring and publishing on day 2 of the event. The well-attended panel chaired by Shirley Malcom, head of Education...
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30 Aug 2016
Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, an organic chemist specializing in the study of medicinal plants, was confirmed as the next president of Mauritius on 4 June. When she takes the presidency, she will leave her current position as Managing Director of the Centre for Phytotherapy Research, a research laboratory that investigates the cosmetic, nutritional and therapeutic applications of plants. Dr. Gurib-...
Research
30 Aug 2016
Since 2012, GenderInSITE's host organization, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), in cooperation with Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT), has supported the collection and analysis of data on the status of women in science, technology and innovation (STI) at the national level, through...
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30 Aug 2016
On 23-24 March, GenderInSITE and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex together hosted a workshop at the University on Exploring the Knowledge and Innovation Policy Interface and its Gender Dimension. The workshop brought together policymakers, policy researchers, gender advocates and other stakeholders from national and...
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30 Aug 2016
On 19 May, GenderInSITE hosted a workshop at the OWSD 5th General Assembly and International Conference in Kuwait City, Kuwait on Applying a Gender Lens to (Your) Research. The workshop was attended by 115 participants from different backgrounds, disciplines, countries and at...