Women for Science: Inclusion and Participation in Academies of Science

A report on "Women for Science: Inclusion and Participation in Academies of Science" has been published by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) with support by IAP. It documents the results of two surveys undertaken by the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) and ASSAf among IAP member academies into the representation and participation of women scientists in national science academies. This first comprehensive survey of IAP member academies finds that women representation and participation in national science academies globally are insignificant despite efforts to promote the role of women in science and that the average share of women members across 69 national science academies stands at 12%. In just under one half, 30 academies from 69, the share of women members was either 10% or less.

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