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SEXISM STILL PRESENT IN SCIENCE AND TECH JOBS
According to a research carried out by the University of Newcastle in UK, women still face major barriers to career success in the field of science and technology. The research was based on 60 small businesses in science and technology, and a team of researchers spoke to 30 women employees. The results showed that some women choose not to have children in order not to slow down their career development, and that women with families can not travel to as many conferences as their male colleagues. Many women stated low confidence and lack of female scientist role models as barriers for the success of female employees in science and technology.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE WOMEN AND SCIENCES
(CEWS) launched a new website (in German) to provide access to gender statistics on science and research easily. Gender statistics provide a basis for analyzing the situation of women in science. This means that equality policies needs these data. Last but not least, gender mainstreaming is only possible if we have a good knowledge about the situation of men and women. Many gendered data on science are collected on a national and on an international level. But it takes time to gather these data together, especially when looking for data from a foreign country. The CEWS-website; statistics on women and science; provides a direct and easy access to basic German data on women in science.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
THE BIBLIOGRAPHY ON GENDER AND TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
has been created by gender equity specialist Jo Sanders and is now available on the Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT) website focusing primarily on information technology, the bibliography is comprehensive as of 2005 and draws on international research as well as intervention literature. It contains nearly 700 entries and is extensively annotated, key-worded, and searchable. Sanders compiled the bibliography for her 2005 review article, "Gender and Technology".
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FORWOMEN IN TRADES, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE
IWITTS provides the tools to successfully integrate women into male-dominated careers - such as technology and law enforcement -- via our training, publications, products, e-strategies, and technical assistance. We work nationally and our audience includes educational institutions, police departments, employers, and women and girls themselves. Careers range from automotive technician to pilot, computer networking technician, telecommunications engineer, electrician and police officer, to name just a few.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND GENDER SEMINAR SERIES
(including links to video recordings). To raise awareness of gender and ICT issues, the World Bank started the Gender and ICTs seminars in 2000. Through this program, practitioners, policy-makers, and academics are invited to discuss the impact of ICT on gender relations, and ways ICT can be used to overcome gender inequalities.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
HOW TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN IN LINUX
Though the focus is on Linux, this web site also talks about why women stay out of computing in general. It then moves on to look more specifically at what discourages women from using Linux and how to encourage more participation from women. The detailed table of contents gives a good overall idea of the points covered.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
BRIDGING THE GENDER DIGITAL DIVIDE
A Report on Gender and ICT in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. This United Nations report by Lenka Simerska and Katarina Fialova includes an inventory of gender equality projects and resources for the information society in the CEE/CIS region. It also "highlights the need for increased action to address imbalances between women's and men's access to and participation in ICTs" in the region and "emphasizes the powerful potential of ICTs as a vehicle for advancing gender equality."
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
GenderIT.ORG
An international portal developed by the Association for Progressive Communications "to broaden awareness of gender and ICTs [information and communication technologies] and to offer a practical tool for ICT advocates, especially women's organisations and movements, to ensure that ICT policy meets their needs and does not infringe on their rights." It offers extensive, searchable resources, papers, and articles on gender and ICT policy issues around the world. Among the gender and ICT policy issues featured are economic empowerment, education, health, violence against women, communication rights, universal access, cultural diversity and language, governance, and more. The site also tries to explain and demystify the jargon often used in discussions of ICT policy and technical issues.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
ACM-W IS THE ACM COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN COMPUTING
celebrates, informs and supports women in computing, and works with the ACM-W community of computer scientists, educators, employers and policy makers to improve working and learning environments for women.
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
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