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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Posted By Administration, 06 February 2017

On 15 December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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CERN - Naturally I'm a scientist

Posted By Administration, 06 February 2017
CERN’s female scientists share their stories for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science: http://home.cern/about/updates/2017/02/naturally-im-scientist

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Women scientists

Posted By Administration, 05 February 2017
Updated: 06 February 2017

500 women scientists: https://500womenscientists.org/

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IOP focuses on gender balance and research by school students at teacher conference

Posted By Administration, 31 January 2017

24 January 2017 - The Institute of Physics

Sessions on improving the gender balance in physics and bringing independent research projects into the school curriculum were among the IOP’s inputs to the four-day Association for Science Education (ASE) conference on 4–7 January, with a talk by the Institute’s Charles Tracy chosen as one of 12 keynote events to be highlighted in the conference programme.

Read the complete article on the website of the IOP.

Tags:  congress  gender bias  gender equality  IOP 

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STEM Gender Equality Congress

Posted By Administration, 17 January 2017

The congress will take place from 8th - 9th June 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
Visit the website of the congress for more info: https://stemgenderequality.com/

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International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Posted By Administration, 09 January 2017
The International Day of Women & Girls in Science will be held at United Nations Headquarters on 10 February 2017.
Registration is now open: https://t.co/tFbc2jCVwo

Tags:  conference  gender equality  United Nations 

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Apply to French Fellowships l’Oréal-UNESCO, For Women in Science

Posted By Administration , 09 January 2017

Apply from 9 January to 27 March 2017. More info at: http://epws.org/apply-french-fellowships-loreal-unesco/

Tags:  call  fellowship  L'Oréal 

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C. Megan Urry, Peering Into Universe, Spots Bias on the Ground

Posted By Administration, 01 December 2016

C. Megan Urry is a former president of the American Astronomical Society and the first woman to head the physics department at Yale University.

Read the complete article on the website of the New York Times
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Tags:  astronomy  Gender  gender bias 

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Quantitative Evaluation of Gender Bias in Astronomical Publications from Citation Counts

Posted By Administration, 07 November 2016
The authors analyse the role of first (leading) author gender on the number of citations that a paper receives, on the publishing frequency and on the self-citing tendency.
Read the complete abstract here on the website of the Cornell University Library.

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Thursday 3 November is European Equal Pay Day

Posted By Administration, 03 November 2016

Brussels, 31 October 2016 - Statement of First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioners Thyssen and Jourová on European Equal Pay Day

Thursday 3 November is European Equal Pay Day, representing the day in the year when women across Europe stop being paid due to the gender pay gap; with the average hourly wage for women in Europe being 16.7 % lower than it is for men, they in effect work 16% of the year for free.

Ahead of this occasion, First Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Thyssen and Commissioner Jourová said:

"If the average European man stops work today, he still gets paid as much this year as the average European woman who keeps working until 31 December. That is not fair, not sustainable and frankly not acceptable. European employers must stop sending the message that women are worth two pay cheques less than men each year.

Men and women in the European Union are equal –that is one of our fundamental values. But on our labour market, even in the year of 2016, this is not yet a reality.

The truth is that the workplace remains an area where women and men don't have the same chances. For equivalent work, men are on average paid more.

The glass-ceiling still exists: although more women have a university degree than men, less than 5% of company leaders in the EU are women. This is a waste of female talent. In general, women often work in lower paid sectors, and in addition, men are less likely to interrupt their careers and to take care of their children or of dependent relatives. As a result, it is most of the time women who spend less time in paid work and have a harder time to combine work and family.

These inequalities are reflected in the hourly pay for women. It is still 16.7 % lower than that of their male colleagues. At the current pace the gender pay gap is declining so slowly that it will be 2086 before women are paid as much as men.

The Commission is committed to work hard to close the gender pay gap. We have consulted social partners and the wider public on how we should better tackle the challenge of work-life balance so that both women and men can achieve their full potential on the labour market while enjoying family life.

Now that the consultations with our social partners are closed, the Commission will come forward with a proposal for working families in 2017 which will not only help working parents and carers to find the right balance between their private and professional life, but will also increase women's participation in the labour market. More equality in the uptake and choice in leave schemes is needed, as well as flexible working arrangements and more affordable childcare. Men should be able to choose to care for their families in the same way as women can do and businesses should be able to retain and promote the skilled women that Europe needs. The Commission will also continue to support Member States' efforts to combat the gender pay gap on the ground.

So today, on European Equal Pay Day, we take a stand to give women and men the same opportunities on the labour market. The same pay for the same work in the same place is not only a fundamental European value, our competitiveness will also depend on allowing female talent to flourish so all of us are lifted up."

More information in the  EU and country specific factsheets

Tags:  Europe  gender equality 

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