Equity4es is an initiative born in spring 2021 within the Earth Sciences Department. It's now supported directly by the BSC Equity officer, Nataly Buslon within the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Equity, Diversity and Inclusion program .
You can find more information on this page.
Everyone is welcome to join. Meetings are held every third Friday of the month at 4 PM (https://rediris.zoom.us/j/6793792181 or room 0-1-13). See also the Department calendar event.
To subscribe, you can send an email to email@example.com. 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 past gazettes and debates 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 to write a newsletter shared to the whole department, and that we call Gazette.
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 regular 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).
We did a presentation of the initiative mainly intended for newcomers, although a general reminder is always welcome, at the department meeting on April 17, 2023. The presentation is here.
You can find the list of seminars that we organized in this webpage.
This page gathers different publications and documents that we strongly recommend reading.