Welcome to the website of the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science

In order to promote gender equality in science, a number of international organizations who took part in the project A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It? wish to act together to further promote this goal by continuing and enlarging the work accomplished so far, in particular by supporting women and girls’ equal access to science education, fostering equal opportunity and treatment for females in their careers. For this purpose, they established a Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES) in September 2020.


Latest News from the Committee

Five new unions join SCGES

From October 2021 to April 2022, five new unions joined SCGES; the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM), the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) and its Gender Equity and Diversity Committee, the International Union of Immunological Sciences (IUIS) and its Gender Equality Committee the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Union […]

Inclusion and Participation of Women in Global Science Organizations

The second session of the SCGES webinar organized by GenderInSite presented the report “Gender Equality in Science: Inclusion and Participation of Women in Global Science Organizations, Results of two global surveys”. The speakers included Roseanne Diab, Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Director of GenderInSITE, and Vivi Stavrou, Executive Secretary for […]

Launching the SCGES Webinar Series

In 2022 the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science is launching its Webinar Series. A motivation for this event is the possibility of taking advantage of the global and interdisciplinary structure of the Committee. The aim of the Webinar Series is to create exchanges and interactions related to issues around the Gender Equality in […]