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Gender Equity Resources

Priority is given to resources and reports relevant to international issues. Suggestions for inclusion gratefully received: please email with details, including a weblink or with documents.

Information related to gender and general resources

International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology (GST)  – Open source journal that focuses on gender issues in and of science and technology, including engineering, construction and the built environment (Open University, UK)
CIWES-ICFIS Canadian Archive of Women in STEM  – (CIWES was until 2019 INWES- ERI Education and Research Institute in Canada) 
CamAWISE Resources – miscellaneous links to blogs etc (UK)
CASCAID – videos championing women in engineering 2013 (UK)
Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director of Portia  – GS6 Gender Summits Overview video (UK) – feminist reflections on Internet Policy (Global)
GenPort  – a community-sourced internet portal for sharing knowledge and inspiring collaborative action on gender and science (Europe)
Jo Sanders (USA)
NSF’s ADVANCE – program to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, to 2015 (USA)
SARG (South Africa)
SCWIST – general resources (Canada)
Society of Women Engineers– research (USA)
The Gender Equity Project – City University of New York project (USA)
The United Nations Statistics Division provides annual reports on progress towards the SDGs,including on gender, e.g. the annual Gender Snapshot reports.
WISE Campaign (Women into Science and Engineering) (UK)
Women in STEMM Australia – resources and info (Australia)

Reports on Women in STEM

In order of publication, with most recent at the top.

Lafortune, Louise; Groleau, Audrey; Deschenes, Claire; Manifesto about Women IN STEM – 50 Positive and Impactful Texts, AFFESTIM, Les Edition JFD, 2022, Canada

UN Gender Snapshot 2022 report: UN Women and DESA (Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women -UN Women, Department of Economic and Social Affairs- DESA), 2022a. The Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2022, New York.

SHE Figures 2021 (November 2021, European Commission, PDF) – latest statistics for women in science in the European Union.

UNESCO Science Report 2021 – women are still under-represented in STEM fields related to Industry 4.0, such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics: 

Gender Gap in Science: A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences
How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?
– final report of a 2017-2019 project (2020, International Science Council, Berlin, PDF)

Gender Perspectives in International Cooperation in Science, Technology, and Innovation, Briefing Paper No. 15, (June 2020, from the EU GenderAction program, PDF) 

UNESCO Women in Science 2019 Fact Sheet (2019, UNESCO, PDF)

The 2018 Policy Report on Balanced Development of Human Resources for the Future – Analysis of Global Gender Indices and Joint Survey Results from INWES APNN/ARN Member Countries (2018, Association of Korean Woman Scientists and Engineers KWSE, PDF) NB. NB. INWES member report. Past reports (2012 onwards) and other resources from KWSE available here.

2017 Policy Report on Gender Barriers in Science and Engineering in the Asia and Pacific Nations (2017, Dongseo University, PDF) NB. INWES member report

Gender in the Global Research Landscape (2017, Elsevier, PDF)

Cracking the code: Girls’ and women’s education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) (2017, UNESCO, PDF, several languages) NB. With INWES input

Measuring Gender Equality in Science and Engineering – Working Paper 1: The SAGA Science, Technology and Innovation Gender Objectives List (2016, UNESCO, PDF)

Measuring Gender Equality in Science and Engineering – Working Paper 2 The SAGA Toolkit (2016, UNESCO, PDF)

UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030 (2015, UNESCO, PDF)

A strategy for inclusiveness, well-being and diversity in engineering workplaces (2014, Australian Government, PDF) NB. With INWES input

French Women Engineers Survey (2014, Femmes Ingenieurs, France, PDF) NB. INWES member

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education: A Primer (2012, Congressional Research Service, USA, PDF)

Leadership Excellence for Academic Diversity (LEAD) Summary and Full Report (2010, Advance USA, PDF)

References to INWES

Lafortune, Louise; Groleau, Audrey; Deschenes, Claire; Manifesto about Women IN STEM – 50 Positive and Impactful Texts, AFFESTIM, Les Edition JFD, 2022, Canada

Peers, Sarah; Women Engineering a Sustainable Future, in Special Issue “World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development” of the Journal of Institute of Engineers Mauritius, Issue#15, pp94-106, March 4th, 2021, Mauritius.
This chapter only:
Full journal issue: 

Frize, Monique; The International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists, Women and ICT, June 12–14, 2005, Baltimore, MD

INWES Resources for Members

Supporting Materials

About INWES Leaflet (TBC)
Code of Conduct for Members (TBC)
INWES Basics of Zoom web

INWES Newsletters

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Online Social Networks

Facebook page INWES
Facebook public group INWES
LinkedIn Group for INWES
Twitter @INWES_Global
Instagram page for INWES
YouTube @INWES_Global – This holds recordings of public meetings, webinars and events.

NB. INWES Regional networks and ICWES conferences may also have individual online social networks. Refer to regional networks and ICWES webpages on this website for information and links.

Organizational Members

INWES members and affiliated organizations, please email with any corrections or omissions. 

AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science

AFFESTIM Association of the Francophonie for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Canada

AFISC Association des Femmes Ingenieurs et Scientifiques au Cameroun

ATFI Association Tunisienne Femmes Ingénieurs, Tunisia

AWSE African Women in Science and Engineering, Kenya

Ayni Bolivia

Daphne Jackson Trust, United Kingdom

Dongseo University, Republic of Korea

DIB Deutscher Ingenieurinnenbund, Germany

Fed.MES WE Federation of Myanmar Engineering Societies, Women Engineers Chapter

Femmes Ingénieurs, France

FLA Association Femme Leader d’Afrique, Burkina Faso & Cote d’Ivoire

IEM Institute of Engineers, Malaysia

IET Institution of Engineers Tanzania – Women Chapter

IFT Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones – Mujeres STEM, Mexico

IPENZ New Zealand Engineers

JNWES Japanese Network of Women Engineers and Scientists

KWSE Association of Korean Woman Scientists and Engineers, Republic of Korea

MMUSTEM Student Network, Kenya


Oslo Metropolitan University Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Norway

PIET Persatuan Revolusi Perindustrian, Malaysia

Purdue University College of Engineering – Women in Engineering Program, USA

PTC-WEN Philippine Technological Council – Women Engineers Network

Swiss Engineering, Switzerland

TWIST Society of Taiwan Women in Science and Technology

UNA Uni-Assist Namibia

University of Warwick, United Kingdom

VAFIW Vietnam Association for Intellectual Women

WES, United Kingdom

WIES Bangladesh

WISE India

WISE Nepal

WISE Sri Lanka

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering in Mongolia

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