The Science, Technology and Space Ministry will set up a NIS 3 million national center for information on gender equality, ministry director-general Peretz Vazan said on Monday. Read the full article on The Jerusalem Post.
Statistics & Indicators
There are many kinds of statistics that relate to gender in and around science, technology and innovation. But before going through some of the useful sources, some words of caution are necessary. Some scientists and policy-makers may give the impression that if there are numbers involved than that is better than if there are not – but numbers do not in themselves equal truth. Indeed just because there is a way of measuring something does not mean that that the measures are relevant, accurately measured or meaningful.
The European Commission has finally released the new edition of the eagerly awaited She Figures 2015 report. This publication is the fifth edition of the She Figures series –released every three years since 2003– which aims to monitor the level of progress made towards gender equality in research and innovation in the European Union.
This week is the Europe Code Week, an initiative launched by Neelie Kroes’ Young Advisors with the support from DG Connect at the European Commission. The Europe Code Week aims “to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way”.
Comentry by Chloe E. Bird (@ChloeBirdPhD), Senior Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School