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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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07 Sep 2016
On Thursday, 11 February 2016, the United Nations and partner organizations will observe the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This event, which was brought into effect by the signing of a resolution in December 2015, is a collective effort by several UN agencies including UNESCO, UN-Women,...
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30 Aug 2016
GenderInSITE will host a workshop entitled ‘Applying a Gender Lens to (Your) Research,’ for interested participants in the OWSD 5th General Assembly and International Conference who are interested in gender in science issues and would like to build their understanding of the gendered dynamics of scientific research through an interactive discussion. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, 18...
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30 Aug 2016
From 8-9 December, South Africa will host its inaugural Science Forum at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria, and GenderInSITE is pleased to host a session on Applying a gender lens in STI: Where are we now and what do we need do to next? The panel, which is organized by GenderInSITE's regional focal point for Southern Africa at the Academy of Science of South Africa (...
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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...
Research
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 ...