N° 442 July-August 2019

Are we all ready to get rid of gender inequality?

Pagination : 25-27
Rubrique : IUPAC 2019 Paris, 7-12 July 2019 - Frontiers in Chemistry: let's create our future!
Sous-rubrique : Chemistry and society

Are you surprised to see few women’s names on the list of Nobel Laureates ? Are you surprised to see so few female scientists on the periodic table of chemical elements ? Are you surprised to know that there are still relatively low percentages female students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education programs ?

The answer to these questions might raise gender gap issues that have existed for a long time. This project, titled “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing and Natural Sciences : How to Measure it ? How to Reduce it ?”, aims to ensure women’s full and effective participation and promote gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels in mathematics and sciences.