Gender and Science Blog

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:33
 Engendering Habitat III Facing the Global Challenges in Cities, Climate Change and Transport, 5th and 6th October, 2016  Madrid. The International Conference ‘Engendering Habitat III’ engages with contemporary challenges to the urban environment, with specific reference to their gender dimensions and the promotion of gender equality. It will contribute to the participatory processes leading up to the New Urban Agenda, to the urgent measures to reduce global warming, and...
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:18
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. It analyzes comparable statistics on women and men amongst PhD graduates, researchers and decision-makers, and data on differences in working...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 14:23
How do sex and gender affect disease prevention? To what extent does medical research and practice take into account a gender dimension? Why is a gender perspective potentially even a life saving issue in Medicine? Watch Dr. Ineke Klinge answer these questions in the following video.Dr. Ineke Klinge is a professor of Gender Medicine at Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM)-Charité in Berlin. She also chairs the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender at the European Commission. She has a long...
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:36
Rosalind Franklin portrait by Jennifer Mondfrans
We want to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March 2016) with a tribute to the outstanding work of Rosalind Franklin – who serves as a further example of past and present struggle towards gender equality in science.Rosalind Franklin discovered the X-ray diffraction image of DNA, a key technique that lead to the discovery of the DNA double helix later on. In addition, she did pioneering work on the molecular structure of viruses, coal and graphite. She managed to realize these...
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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 09:31
In this weeks video post we have the pleasure to introduce our interview with Gloria Bonder. She is the director Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO- Argentina, the UNESCO Regional Chair on Women, Science and Technology and GenderInSITE Regional Focal Point for Latin America and the Caribbean.Professor Bonder provides us with an insider view of  the past and current situation for integrating a gender perspective in research and public policies in Latin America. She...
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 15:08
On 23-24 January, forty young and adult women gathered at DLI's inQube space in Brussels to develop websites and smartphone applications, and to launch their own enterprises to tackle cyberviolence and promote online safety for girls and women.  Participants of the first-ever Move It Forward Brussels female digital starter weekend -- organised by DLI and subsidised by the Brussels Capital Region -- came from across Brussels and around the world,...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 17:45
Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer is co-funder and director of PORTIA. In the following video interview she presents her experience on how integrate gender dimension in environmental and climate research projects and explains the contributions of gender perspective in Sustainable Development goals. We also recommend you this interview with Elizabeth about the report “The Role of Gender-based Innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Toward 2030: Better Science and Technology for All...
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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 14:41
 Our second video interview features Ulrike Roehr , Board Member of GenderCC- Women for Climate Justice. She will talk about the importance of a gender perspective for climate justice, give a concrete example how a gender perspective has affected project results and finally give key advice for researchers on how to incorporate a gender perspective into their research. On February 23/24 2016, Ulrike Roehr will be available during our e-Discussion hosted here on GenPORT, providing...
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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 14:24
GenPORT will release during the upcoming weeks a series of video interviews with leading figures of the Gender and Science landscape in Europe. The interviews aim to provide short and concise statements regarding key issues such as gender equality policies, the incorporation of a gender perspective into research content or the implementation of gender equality policies in universities and research performing organisations.Altogether we have gathered 18 clips, including (in no particular order)...
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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 15:36
Diplomats, development experts and scientists joined me at the launch of the report entitled “The Role of Gender-based Innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Toward 2030: Better Science and Technology for All.” Professor Heisook Lee, President of the Korea Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, and I are the managing editors of the report. We brought together over 25 experts to compile the first edition. Th report introduces the intersection between...
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