The “Conference on Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?”. The conference marks the end of a three-year collaborative project called “Gender Gap in Science”, whose goals were to study the barriers that prevent women from achieving success in science research and to produce data to eliminate these barriers and promote equity in science.
The conference was the culminating dissemination event for the international research project of the same name. It was held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, a UNESCO funded research institute supporting scientists from the developing world
The multidisciplinary project was funded by the International Science Council and includes 11 international scientific organizations, such as the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), UNESCO and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD).
Dr. Regina Kelly and Professor Merrilyn Goos, were involved in the project “Database of Good Practices for Girls and Young Women, Parents, and Organizations”, intended to work as a collector of all the initiatives that exist around the world to encourage the involvement of women in science.
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