on Women in Physics, WG5
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 7th ICWIP was held virtually on July 11-16, 2021. With its Local Organizing Committee based in Australia, the experience was very enriching and attracted a numerous and wide participation from all over the world.
The Waterloo Charter for Gender Inclusion and Diversity: A declaration of principles for a more inclusive practice of physics that we expect will be approved by the 30th IUPAP General Assembly in October, 2021. The Charter is accompanied by a Supporting Information document which gives context to the declaration and provides useful information for those willing to design policies to increase gender diversity and inclusion in the practice of science.
The success of the collaborative work and of the interdisciplinary dialogue that was established through the Gender Gap in Science Project led its partner unions to create the Standing Committee on Gender Equality in Science. Gillian Butcher, IUPAP's acting Vice-President at Large with Gender Champion duties and Rudzani Nemutudi, IUPAP's Associate Secretary General, are the IUPAP's representatives on the committee.
The final report of the project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?" is now available here.
The Global Survey of Scientists that was open in May-December, 2018, collected about 34000 responses, 7570 of them from physicists. The analysis of the results has been performed by members of the AIP Statistical Research Center and was presented at the Conference on Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It? that took place in Trieste in November, 2019 (see below). Part of this analysis is included in the final report of the project .
The closing conference of the Gender Gap in Science Project took place at the ICTP in Trieste, Italy, on November 4-7, 2019. The main results of the project were presented there. For a brief description, please check the December newsletter of the IUPAP.