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UK risks losing over 33,000 much-needed female scientists each year, research shows

Posted By Administration, 05 July 2016

Some female students report feeling 'lonely and isolated' in their studies which has put them off going further.  

Read the full article on the website of the Independent.

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European conference on gender equality in higher education and research

Posted By Administration, 27 June 2016

The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Université Paris Diderot, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle- Paris 3 and the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC), with strong support from the French Ministry for National Education, Higher Education and Research, are inviting researchers, professors, administrators, policy-makers, practitioners and students to Paris, on 12-14 September 2016, to attend the 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education.

Visit the conference website for details.


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EPWS - Why science needs women and men: interview on International Innovation

Posted By Administration, 27 May 2016
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UNESCO - Girls and Women education is key to sustainable development

Posted By Administration, 27 May 2016

25 May 2016 - UNESCO names laureates for new prize for girls and women’s education

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has announced the names of the two laureates for this first edition of the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The two laureates are the Directorate of Early Childhood Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture from the Republic of Indonesia and the Female Students Network Trust from Zimbabwe, recognized for their innovative projects.

The Directorate for Early Childhood Education (Jakarta, Indonesia) is rewarded for its project entitled Improving Access and Quality of Girls' Education through Community-Based Early Childhood Education and Early-Year Gender Mainstreaming. The project operates on the foundation that in order to improve girls’ access to and quality of education in the long-term, gender mainstreaming from birth to eight years of age is important. The project aims to increase the participation of girls in schools and boost their confidence, while involving the community and local governments for a grounded and holistic approach.

The Female Students Network Trust (Harare, Zimbabwe) is recognized for its initiative entitled Empowerment of Tertiary Education Female Students through Leadership Development and Mentorship Programmes. The initiative stems from a baseline survey which explored the indicators, prevalence and awareness levels of sexual harassment within learning environments, particularly in tertiary education. It advocates improving the accountability of authorities in creating favourable learning environments for girls and women and to establish sexual harassment policies in institutions of higher learning. The organization works alongside the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of Higher Education and carries out policy advocacy, counselling and legal support as well as mentorship programmes.

The two organizations will each receive an award of USD 50,000 during an official ceremony in Beijing, China, as part of an International Seminar on Girls’ and Women’s Education from 4 to 7 June 2016. The Prize is funded by the Government of China.

The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board in 2015 to honour the outstanding contributions and innovations of individuals, institutions and organizations engaged in promoting and advancing girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize to address this theme. The Prize contributes to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals 4 - on education - and 5 - on gender equality, and supports UNESCO’s global priorities included in the Medium-term Strategy 2014-2021 and the Gender Equality Action Plan 2014-2021 (GEAP II).

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For Women In Science Manifesto

Posted By Gina Gunaratnam, 29 April 2016
Join the movement for women in science and sign the manifesto! https://t.co/l6P2My4gLm

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Women in physics: personal perspectives

Posted By Administration, 21 April 2016

Sarah-Jane Lonsdale speaks to two senior female scientists in industry about their career paths. Read the full article on the blog of Nature: http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2016/04/04/women-in-physics-personal-perspectives-4/

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UNESCO: Women in Science, an interactive data tool

Posted By Administration, 03 March 2016
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Focus on members of EPWS, the European Platform of Women Scientists

Posted By Administration, 03 March 2016
Read the "Interview of the Month" by the European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS: http://epws.org/category/interview-of-the-month/

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Why Have a Conference for Women in Physics?

Posted By Administration, 01 March 2016
Read the article by Shobhana Narasimhan on Multiverse, the blog of the ICTP.

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Webinar “Overcoming EU countries' inequalities in science”

Posted By Administration, 02 February 2016
The Marie Curie Alumni Association, in collaboration with EuroScientist, will be hosting a round table among Octavi Quintana-Trias (EC - DG Research and Innovation), Amaya Moro-Martín (Euroscience), Kieron Flanagan (Manchester Business School) and  Katrien Maes (LERU) on inequalities in the European Research Area. With this webinar we'll bring you unique perspectives on the dialogue surrounding important aspects of science and policy that could affect the future of European research.

See more on the website of the Marie Curie Alumni Association.

Tags:  ERA  Europe  gender equality  webinar 

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