Reducing the gender gap is a major challenge for the whole scientific community, in developed as well as less privileged countries, and concerns everyone, men and women. The biennial project “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?” started in 2017 aiming at producing sound data for supporting actions for tackling the problem. Findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the project will be presented during the final meeting that will be host at ICTP and SISSA from 4 till 8 November.
The initiative has focused its efforts on three main tasks: the Joint Global Survey with 30,000 respondents (male and female) in more than 130 countries using 8 languages, the Joint Study on Publication Patterns analyzing comprehensive metadata sources of publications of more than 500,000 scientists since 1970, a Database of Good Practices for girls and young women, parents, and organizations.
SISSA is the co-sponsor of the meeting. SISSA Professor Tamara Grava and Andrea Romanino are among the local organizers.