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Gender Summit report featured at NRF hosted Gender Policy Dialogue at Global Research Council
- Created: Wednesday, 25 May 2016 09:00
Gender Summit founder, Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer, spoke today at an event hosted by South Africa’s National Research Foundation in advance of the Global Research Council meeting in New Delhi to discuss practical ways of applying gender lens to research. Elizabeth’s spoke about the recently published Gender Summit publication “The Role of Gender-based Innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Toward 2030: Better Science and Technology for All””. She examined how not only is the number of women in STEM an important factor for success in the implementation of the SDGs, but that a fuller consideration of gender dimension in research can improve quality of outcomes and generate valuable cross cutting benefits. For example, although road safety targets have been included in the SDGs, women are not identified as specific target even though women are 50% more likely to suffer injury in car accidents due to vehicle design and gendered patterns of use. More such examples have been identified by 27 international experts in the “The Role of Gender-based Innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Toward 2030: Better Science and Technology for All”report produced by Portia Ltd (Gender Summit founder) and WISET South Korea following the Gender Summit 6 Asia Pacific. Read more about the NRF event at the Next Einstein Forum’s press release about the event. Read the NRF press release about the event.