Initial project workshop in Paris

On June 1-3 2017 the initial workshop for the project “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?” took place at the UNESCO Headquarters and the Institute Henry Poincaré (IHP) in Paris. Members of all participant scientific unions, as well as experts and the project’s advisory board and executive committee, gathered during three days to discuss a global approach to narrowing the gender gap in mathematics and natural sciences as well as to share gender statistics from regional perspectives, and to define new indicators used to measure gender equality.

The objective of the workshop was to identify sources of good practices; specify methodologies, objectives and research questions; discuss gaps in research on gender; identify data sources; and discuss management, organization and communication between partners. The agenda for the sessions included the global presentation of the project, presentation of the partners’ activities with respect to gender gap or women in science, presentation of specific situations in France and Russia, definition of the gender gap in science, organization of the regional meetings, and organization of the three project tasks.