ICIAM Activities in Support of Gender Equality

Gender Equality Session at ICIAM 2023

The recent ICIAM 2023 meeting in Tokyo, Japan featured a two-part session on  “Gender Equality in Mathematics: A Global Perspective.” This session included speakers from across the globe presenting material on the state of gender equality in mathematics in their countries, continents, and organizations that are addressing challenges related to supporting women in Mathematics. For more information see the Dianoia article and the session abstract.

 

Gender Equality in Science Committee Issues 2023 Annual report

The Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science issued its third annual report.  This report includes aggregated numerical data of the involvement of women in various activities and programs of the Committee's member unions.  In addition, there is information about recent webinars and about each of its member unions' activities and structures supporting gender equality.  The report is enlightening in the different structures unions can adopt to support gender equality in their respective disciplines. See more here and download the document here.

 

Gender Equality in Science Committee Hosts Webinar on the Findings of the Gender Gap in Science Project

The Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES) held its first hybrid webinar in February of 2023, entitled “How to Evaluate and Reduce the Gender Gap in Science?” This event was simultaneously a part of the SCGES webinar series and the Global Women’s Breakfast.  The event took Tuesday 14 February 2023,  at the Campus Condorcet, Conference Center, (in Greater Paris, France) and discussed the Gender Gap in Science project which ended in 2019.  A recording is available on the SCGES YouTube channel here.

 

ICIAM Participates in Launch of New Database of Good Practices

A new database has been launched by the Gender Gap in Science Project.  The database is a collection of initiatives that have been verified as effective in supporting women and girls.  These initiatives target girls, young women, parents, and organizations in developing ways to support girls and women.  The website where selected initiatives can be consulted is hosted by the International Mathematical Union and it can be found here. There are currently sixty-four initiatives listed from all over the globe.  These initiatives reflect a variety of ways that have been built to encourage and empower women, to make their lives and their jobs more pleasant, to help each other, and to share experiences, etc. The organizers welcome additions to the database.  if you have a suggestion to add, or know someone who has one, relevant initiatives can be submitted here.

 

ICIAM Co-Organized Inaugural Webinar in New Gender Equality in Science Webinar Series

This spring the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science launched a webinar series to raise awareness of gender equality issues in sciences.  The inaugural session, co-organized by ICIAM and IMU and held Feb. 16, 2022, was on “Gender Equality in Mathematics.” The webinar featured a presentation on the results of the Gender Gap in Science project specific to Mathematics and Applied Mathematics as well as a panel session focused on the challenges facing women in mathematics and how the Association for Women in Mathematics has supported women in facing those challenges in the past and currently. The link to the recording can be found here,  Future webinars will be held every 1-2 months and will feature gender equality issues from many different science domains.  Participants are asked to register ahead of time for any webinar they would like to attend live.  Registration links will be available on the relevant pages under the main webinar series page here.

 

Gender Equality in Science Committee Issues First Annual report

The Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science issued its first annual report.  This report includes a summary of each of its member unions' activities and structures supporting gender equality.  The report is enlightening in the different structures unions can adopt to support gender equality in their respective disciplines. See more here and download the document here.

 

Standing for Gender Equality in Science in times of Covid-19

In Dec. 2020 on the UN Human Rights Day, the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science released a call for all individuals and institutions engaged in science to join forces in supporting women colleagues whose research careers are jeopardized by the pandemic.  See more here and download the document here. 

 

Standing Committee on Gender Equality in Science

In 2020, a new Standing Committee on Gender Equality in Science was formed to support women and girls’ equal access to science education and fostering equal opportunity and treatment for females in their careers.  See more about ICIAM’s participation here.

 

‘Gender Gap in Science’ Project

ICIAM was a supporting organization for the project, “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?” serving as a supporting applicant, with membership on the executive committee and advisory board for the project.  Funded by the International Science Council to produce data to better understand this gender gap and to support choices of interventions that international unions can feasibly undertake to address this gap.  This project produced a final report with data collected which quantify the gender gap worldwide and which includes information about recommended interventions.  This report can be downloaded here.  Read more of the Gender Gap in Science Project here.

 


 

Recent News from Dianoia

A Session at ICIAM 2023: Gender Equality in Mathematics, Dianoia, Vol. 11, Issue 4, October 2023

Gender Equality Committee Hosts Global Women’s Breakfast Event on Gender Gap Project, Dianoia, Vol. 11, Issue 1, January 2023

Second Annual Report Issued by SCGES, Dianoia, Vol. 11, Issue 1, January 2023

Database of good practices for girls and young women, parents and organizations, Dianoia, Vol. 10, Issue 2, April 2022

SCGES Launches Webinar Series with Gender Equality in Mathematics Session, Dianoia, Vol. 10, Issue 2, April 2022

Annual Report of the Standing Committee on Gender Equality in Science, Dianoia, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Jan. 2022

New Officer-at-Large: Liliane Basso Barichello, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Jan. 2022

Two Reports from the International Science Council. I. Gender Equality in Science, Dianoia, Vol. 9, Issue 4, Oct. 2021

Words of Women in the Time of Corona, Dianoia, Vol. 9, Issue 3, July 2021.

European Women in Mathematics: Open Letter on Mathematicians Affected by the Pandemic, Dianoia, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Oct. 2020.

Creation of the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES), Dianoia, Vol. 8, Issue 3, July 2020.

The Concluding Meeting of the ‘Gender Gap in Science’ Project, Dianoia, Vol. 8, Issue 2, April 2020.

Messages from the Gender Gap Project, Dianoia, Vol. 8, Issue 2, April 2020.

Press Release. Karen Uhlenbeck: first woman to win the Abel Prize, Dianoia, Vol. 7, Issue 1-2, Aug. 2019.

CSIAM Holds "Women and Mathematics" Forum, Dianoia, Vol. 7, Issue 3-4, Oct. 2019.

Interview by Roberto Natalini with Giulia Di Nunno, 2019 Su Buchin Prize Winner, Dianoia, Vol. 7, Issue 1-2, Aug. 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

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