Equity4es is an initiative born in spring 2021 within the Earth Sciences Department.
Meetings are held every first Friday of the month at 4 PM. Everyone is welcome to join. To subscribe, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a slack channel #equity4es, you can find the link to the zoom meeting and the access to the common drive in the description of the channel. And check current and past debate of the month.
It started when Bianca Mezzina sent an email to the department on the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11/02/2021), mentioning the UN statistics: “less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women” and questioning the situation in the department.
As part of the actions that we wanted to set up within the framework of the WG “Awareness raising”, some of us take care each month to feed the Equity4es Gazette with a debate of the month.
The idea is to cover the latest debates on gender equality:
We bring to the table arguments in favour and against some policies and initiatives that are being proposed around the world to address the gender equality gap in the workplace, and also in the public sphere.
Gender Equity is a sensitive and relevant challenge that has an impact on all of us. Yet, most of us have never received appropriate training and our insights on the topic are based either on personal beliefs/experiences, causal conversations or other informal opportunities. One of the most important tasks that we are carrying on in the Equality group is to gather a body of trusted knowledge that help us understand the causes and impacts of inequalities. We think that this knowledge is key to feeding better-informed debates and tackling Gender Equity issues at both personal and institutional levels.
With this monthly communication, we seek to share with you some peer-reviewed data and work done on different aspects of Gender Equity. Our aims are:
Our first action was to make our own inventory, by sending a survey to the department and by presenting the results of our different working groups at the General department meeting on May 27, 2021. The presentation can be downloaded here.
We presented the current organisation of the group and our on-going actions during the department gathering event which took place at the Fabra Observatori on November 23, 2021. The presentation can be found here.
With people of the other BSC departments, Sara O. participated in the presentation at the BSC annual meeting on December 17, 2021. The presentation can be found on this website (scroll down, after the bias test).
You can find the list of seminars that we organized in this webpage.
This page gathers different documents and sources of information that we share within our working group and that we find interesting to make available to everyone in the department.