21 Mar 2019
GenderInSITE, represented by its Director, Prof Roseanne Diab, participated in a roundtable titled “What drives the gender gap in science, technology and innovation? And how do we close it?” at the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York on 20 March 2019. The session, which was organized by...
13 Mar 2019
GenderInSITE formally launched its report on “Pathways to Success: Bringing a Gender Lens to the Scientific Leadership of Global Challenges” at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 11 March 2019. Prof Linda Waldman, one of the lead authors, gave an overview...
11 Mar 2019
On 11 March 2019, the GenderInSITE Steering Committee, regional focal points, and active partners met at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris, France. The participants discussed the continuing development of the initiative’s network and activities, including review of international and regional activities to date and discussion of strategic orientation and governance beyond the current 2017-2019...
04 Feb 2019
UN Women urges leaders and advocates to “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” on International Women’s Day
The United Nations’ gender equality entity puts spotlight on public services, income security, safe spaces and technology to advance progress for women and girls In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, UN Women is celebrating its 2019 theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, along with hosting hundreds of festivities around the world through the organization’s...
07 Jan 2019
GenderInSITE is pleased to announce that Professor Roseanne Diab has been appointed as the organisation’s new Director, beginning in January 2019. Professor Diab comes to GenderInSITE after serving as Executive Officer of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) for the past ten years. An esteemed Atmospheric Scientist focusing on climate change and air quality, she is Emeritus Professor...
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.