Gender Equality in Times of Corona

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The reason for the survey, which was conducted jointly by the Alliance of Gender Equality Officers of non-university research organisations (AGbaF) and the Federal Conference of Gender Equality Officers at Universities (bukof), was both the alarming findings about the increase in structural discrimination against female scientists and their own impressions of the working environment in spring this year. The survey, launched in May 2020, was intended to validate the observations and to concretize the problems and the corresponding need for gender-sensitive action.

381 Gender Equality Officers received a short questionnaire to assess the situation with regard to the increase in structural disadvantages for women in scientific contexts in times of Corona and the resulting challenges for gender equality work. The response rate was 55% with 210 completed questionnaires. 18 universities, 13 universities of applied sciences, 6 universities of the arts and 173 research institutes (Max Planck Society, Fraunhofer Society, Leibniz Association, Helmholtz Association) participated.

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