Tackling gender inequality in research: six stories from Africa and Asia

Interviews highlight challenges for women researchers in the Global South and how inspiring gender champions are helping redress the balance

How INASP’s ‘Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education’ Toolkit is helping to shift mindsets

With gender inequalities in higher education present, but not always acknowledged, INASP aims to promote equity by actively addressing the needs of both men and women across our work and addressing issues of power within the research and knowledge system. Ruth Bottomley spoke with Science Impact about INASP's Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education Toolkit and why it is vital that men, as well as women are active participants in the fight against gender inequality. (With thanks to STEM for sharing the post with us).

Mind the gap: Creating agents of change to address gender inequity in research

Mind the gap: Creating agents of change to address gender inequity in research

Last month we put INASP's Gender Toolkit into action by supporting Ghana’s foremost national science and technology institute, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), to launch a gender mainstreaming process – starting with a gender sensitization workshop for 30 women researchers drawn from CSIR head office and various institutes under CSIR.

Women in research in the developing world: Challenges and opportunities

Webinar 29 June 2017, 13:00 – 14:30 BST Free Webinar: Women in research in the developing world: Challenges and opportunities...

Turning the gender lens inwards: INASP’s Gender Audit

Blog post by Ruth Bottomley, Senior Programme Manager, Research Development and Support, INASP Over the last few years there has been growing recognition within INASP that a commitment to incorporating gender considerations in our work is critical to meeting our mission to support individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge, which can transform lives. This commitment to gender equity is clearly outlined in the INASP Strategy, but putting the commitment into practice can be challenging.

Low representation of women in academic publishing is only a reflection of lack of opportunities

Dr Sabina Bhattarai is an Associate Professor and Vice Principal at Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal and Editor-in-Chief, Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology. The journal is published in NepJOL, supported by INASP. In this post, Thakur Amgai asked her about her experience in journal publishing in Nepal and the challenges she faces as a female journal editor.

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