"Women in Science: The Missing Links," The UNESCO Courier, 2007, Number 2. (PDF, 20 pages.)
This issue of UNESCO's major online magazine is devoted to the topic of women in science.
Argentina: the illusion of equality
In Argentina, one researcher out of two is female. But these numbers hide other inequalities. More
Budding Plant Research
Laureate for Africa of the 2007 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has spent much of her life taking inventory of plants in her homeland, Mauritius. More
The trailing spouse syndrome
Women scientists, especially physicists, are likely to marry other scientists – which can create problems if both partners look for jobs at the same institution. More
“We need the best people as scientists” - Interview
Baroness Greenfield, Professor of pharmacology at Oxford University and author of a UK report on women in science, advocates stronger strategic approaches to addressing the issue of female under-representation in scientific careers. More
No statistics, no problem, no policy...
Myanmar has the world’s highest proportion of women researchers at 85%, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. But why are research hotspots like China and the United States missing from the list of 100 countries with available data? A careful look behind the statistics. More