SCGES Webinar: Gender Equality and Beyond in the Polar Sciences

20 July, 11:00 – 13:00 UTC, online
SCGES Webinar: Gender Equality and Beyond in the Polar Sciences

The Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES) is continuing its series of webinars on Thursday, 20 July, at 11:00 UTC with a session entitled “Gender Equality and Beyond in the Polar Sciences”.

Women’s involvement in Antarctic science has grown in recent decades, with women now playing leading and influential roles in Antarctic research at all levels. Nonetheless, significant barriers to gender equality still exist. Recognizing this, as well as barriers faced by people of all historically excluded backgrounds, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) established an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Group (AG) in 2021.

This webinar, organised by SCAR, will therefore provide insights into the barriers faced by women and other marginalised groups from four different perspectives within polar research. Afterwards the speakers and five more members from the SCAR EDI AG will be there for an open discussion.


About the SCGES

The Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES) was established in 2020 to promote gender equality in science. The committee’s work includes supporting women’s and girls’ equal access to science education and fostering equal opportunity and treatment for women in their careers through events and capacity building. Members of the committee include 18 Category 1 ISC Members.

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