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

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Mind the gap
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I was recently asked this question: ‘Can you think of a situation when gender mattered to you?’ It was a very difficult question to answer because until a few months ago, I never really thought about the importance of gender. To me it meant filling in a box on a form, or a consideration when selecting participants for our workshops. I never considered what it meant to be a woman in my own society and I rarely thought about what it meant to be female in the countries INASP works with.  Then I was asked to develop our gender strategy. I started reading up on the subject, attended a gender analysis and planning course and reviewed the 2012 World Economic Forum Gender Gap report.  I realised how little I knew about women in the countries we work with and even the country I live in.

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