Gender Summit London

18 Jun 2018

Gender Summit London

The 15th Gender Summit will take place in London on 18–19 June 2018. The lead partner is the Science and Engineering South Consortium, a group of outstanding universities in London and in the South of the United Kingdom. Other partners include major research institutions in the UK and in Europe.

The theme of GS15 is United in Science and through Science. This theme was chosen to reflect the need to: 1) enhance the rapport between different actors and stakeholders in science endeavours (especially post-Brexit) built on shared commitment to gender equality and scientific excellence; 2) advance research for societal challenges with the required sensitivity to local needs and contexts; and 3) advance development and application of cross-disciplinary methods of sex/gender analysis, for example were basic biology, environment and socio-economic conditions interact to impact on outcomes.

The GS15 programme will discuss a range of new and persistent issues: Why cell’s sex matters? How do sex/gender-related risks impact on life-course? How to improve statistical indicators of gender equality in research? What progress has been achieved in changing research cultures and working conditions so that women and men can participate on equal terms? What actions are needed to ensure fair, systematic, and gender bias-free scientific peer review? How to produce the “best gender research” for the targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals? How will Brexit change Europe’s research landscape and collaborative networks?

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