LIVE BLOG: gender equality month 2024

22/01/2024

This is a live blog collating together all of the gender-related COST Action activities

11 February is just round the corner when the research community comes together to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, closely followed by International Women’s Day on 8 March, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Many COST Actions are planning activities to celebrate achievements and raise awareness on the issues that must be addressed to achieve equality.

Please get involved, support their activities, and spread the word. Content will be added over the coming days and weeks. If you are a COST Action with a contribution please contact the COST communications team communications@cost.eu. Why not also check our the live blog 2023 for all the amazing content produced last year.

MOOCs

If you study half, you can’t explain the whole!” Are you looking to improve your understanding of gender-related topics? This new MOOC by Women on the Move would be a perfect place to start. By the end of this self-paced course you will be able to better understand women’s migration from a variety of perspectives and disciplines covering topics from art, education, intersectionality, women at sea, conflict, and human rights.

Publications, stats & infographics

TEATIME, a network looking to improve biomedical research through the use of automated behaviour monitoring in an animal’s home-cage, reflect upon the women representation of their COST Action and zoom in on the gender statistics of the grants they have awarded:

ADVANCE-TB shine a light on the historical women behind advancements in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) in a series of illustrative cards:

Videos

OneHealthDrugs celebrate women In STEM and showcase some of the women researchers leading their network of experts combatting parasitic vector borne diseases:

Social media

On X/Twitter

On LinkedIn

News & interviews

To complement their video, OneHealthDrugs also interviewed some of the women scientists in their network to ask how and why they got interested in science, which other women scientists they admire, and explain their different and varied career paths. Discover more below:

Events

Coming soon