19 Dec 2018
Former GenderInSITE Director presents on IDRC panel and chairs High-Level Session at CiLAC Forum 2018
Professor Alice Abreu, GenderInSITE’s former director, delivered a presentation at this year’s Latin American and Caribbean Science Forum (Foro CiLAC) in a panel organized by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), titled Exclusion on the investigation systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: experiences, challenges and alternatives. Her presentation focused on the strength that...
10 Dec 2018
GenderInSITE report completed: "Pathways to Success: Bringing a Gender Lens to the Scientific Leadership of Global Challenges"
We are delighted to inform our colleagues and partners that GIS has completed the report Pathways to Success: Bringing a Gender Lens to the Scientific Leadership of Global Challenges, which explores the issue of women’s leadership in science. Through...
06 Dec 2018
Despite an increasing body of literature on the topic, forest policymakers often overlook gender considerations. However, gender blindness is a problem that makes women’s participation and contributions invisible and allows forest management to be incorrectly treated as “gender neutral.”
03 Dec 2018
COP24, the two-week 24th conference of the parties of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), started in Katowice, Poland, with a special focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality.
29 Nov 2018
When farms are less productive, that leads to deforestation, as farmers clear more land to grow the same amount of food. If women had the same tools as male farmers, Project Drawdown calculates that they could grow 20-30% more food on the same amount of land. That translates into 2 billion tons of emissions that could be avoided between now and 2050.
24 Oct 2018
GenderInSITE present Tools for Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Issues in the New Urban Agenda at CiLAC Forum 2018
GenderInSITE invited two eminent professors and architects to present on the subject of Tools for Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Issues in the New Urban Agenda, at CiLAC Forum, in Panama City, 22-24 October 2018: Professor Inés Sanchez de Madariaga, UNESCO Chair of Gender Equality Policies in Science, Technology and Innovation and Professor of Urban Planning at the Universidad Politécnica...
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...
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.
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,...
27 Sep 2018
Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at a joint event with the African Union (AU) on the margins of the UN General Assembly.