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.

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Latest News from the Committee


Download report here. Download excutive summary here. The 2022-23 SCGES report, compiled after the Committee’s third year of existence, is evidence of its current and future work on this endeavor. Starting with a short synthesis by SCGES chair Catherine Jami, it contains a report on the SCGES webinar series, a synthesis of the information obtained…

Welcome to UIS

The Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science is delighted to announce the addition of a new partner to its list of members: the International Union of Speleology (UIS ). SCGES looks forward their contribution, all the more so as social science and anthropology have a lot to explain on gender issues.

​​Gender equality and beyond in the polar sciences

The 9th SCGES webinar took place online on July 20th, 2023 at 1-3 PM CEST. See more here here. Women’s involvement in Antarctic science has grown in recent decades, with women now playing leading and influential roles in Antarctic research at all levels. Nonetheless, significant barriers to gender equality still exist. Recognising this, as well…