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

(In-)visibility of women in science: historical perspectives

The sith session of the SCGES webinar organized by Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPST) is taking place on online on Friday December 16th, 2022 at 4-6 PM CET. Detailed information and registration here. Participants in the webinar: Webinar chaired by Catherine Jami, SCGES chair. More information and registration here.


Download report here. The 2021-22 SCGES report, compiled after the Committee’s second 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 short reports by each of the 21 members of SCGES, all of which have a stated commitment […]

Moving Ahead on Gender Equity: a Chemistry Perspective

The fifth session of the SCGES webinar organized by IUPAC”is taking place on Wednesday October 26th, 2022, at 2 pm to 4 pm CET.. The speakers are Laura McConnell, Bayer Crop Science, Bayer Science Fellow, Regulatory Scientific Affairs, United States, Mary Garson, Professor, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Australia”and Mei-Hung […]