On the occasion of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, (25 November), and within the context of the Sustainable Development Goal N. 5 on “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, the Working Group on Gender Equality of the International Union of Biological Sciences is launching the Webinar Series: “The Gender Gaps and the Biological Sciences.

The series is intended to provide a framework to discuss issues related to different gender gaps within the context of the biological sciences communities towards identifying actions towards gender equity and equality. Among the topics which will be addressed there are gender pay gaps, promotion gaps, funding, and publication gaps, the leaky pipeline, gender lens in research, harassment, and many more topics also triggered and proposed by the IUBS community!

The first webinar will provide information on the series within the context of the activities of the IUBS Gender Equality Working Group.

Our distinguished speaker list includes:

  • Lucilla Spini, University of Florence, Italy
  • Catherine Jami, National Centre for Scientific Research, France
  • Renuka Badhe, European Polar Board, The Netherlands
  • Hayley Clements, Centre for Sustainability Transitions, South Africa

Sarita Maree, University of Pretoria, South Africa will share some updates from the International Congress of Zoology (ICZ)

John Buckeridge and Lucilla Spini will be the moderators of the discussion following the presentation.

Read more about Speakers and Moderators here 

Join us for this very important discussion on Zoom. Do share this announcement with your scientific network.

There is no registration fee to attend the webinar.

Please use the links below to register for this event:

1.     Zoom: Click here to register.

2.     Zoho: Click here to register. Note: this option will close on 23 Nov, 2021

Date: 25 November 2021

Time: 8:00 -10:00 AM GMT | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM CET | 1:30 - 3:30 PM IST