ACT on Integrating Sex and Gender Analysis in Research & Innovation
Integrating sex and gender analysis into research and innovation (R&I) enhances the quality and impact of scientific results as well as products and services developed for the market. Given the historic under-representation of women in science and certain areas of the labor market, it is not surprising that knowledge itself is biased, having a higher male footprint.
The failures to consider and integrate gender dimensions in study design and innovation processes perpetuates significant biases and gaps in knowledge which limit
the relevance of science to society at best or is outright dangerous and life-threatening at worst.