National Assessments on Gender and STI: An Overview

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room 210EF (San Jose Convention Center)
Sophia Huyer,Women in Global Science and Technology, Brighton, ON, Canada
National Assessments in Gender and STI is a collaborative initiative between GenderInSITE, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), and Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT). It uses the “Gender Equality – Knowledge Economy” framework developed by WISAT to assess the status of women in national knowledge economies.  The framework uses indicators and qualitative data to assess location and numbers of females and males in various sectors and at various levels of STI decision making. It assesses both the status of sex-disaggregated data as well as the policies and other factors supporting their participation –programmes, financial support and support for work-life balance. The project takes a comparative analysis across countries as well as across sectors to assess key factors for promoting the participation of women.

 This presentation will introduce the project and the analytical framework to set the stage for the presentations on assessments completed to date in the Americas:  Brazil, Mexico, Canada and the US.