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Gender equality in science: from awareness to transformation

Theme:
Gender
Status: In progress
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This project aims to improve gender equality in global science by encouraging the sharing and use of evidence for gender policies and programmes in scientific institutions and organizations at all levels.

Background

Science continues to suffer from under-representation of women and inequality of opportunities to exercise agency. This persistent inequality has been documented and studied extensively at many levels, and national, regional and international science communities have adopted policies to improve it – but generally effective practices have been elusive.

This project aims to close that gap and contribute to evidence-based policies to improve gender equality, ensuring that scientists and science systems everywhere adopt working processes and practices that banish inequitable gender roles and norms, address unequal power dynamics and promote the status of women in science.

By gathering information and making strategic recommendations, the project aims to provide information to guide policy that goes beyond mere gender awareness and encourages effective, transformative action.

Activities and impact

Ongoing:

Gender Gap in Science:

Completed:

Study on the Inclusion and Participation of Women:

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Project team

Vivi Stavrou

Vivi Stavrou

Executive Secretary of CFRS and Senior Science Officer

International Science Council

Vivi Stavrou

Publications

publications
10 March 2020

Gender Gap in Science

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