Our second video interview features Ulrike Roehr , Board Member of GenderCC- Women for Climate Justice. She will talk about the importance of a gender perspective for climate justice, give a concrete example how a gender perspective has affected project results and finally give key advice for researchers on how to incorporate a gender perspective into their research.
GenPORT will release during the upcoming weeks a series of video interviews with leading figures of the Gender and Science landscape in Europe. The interviews aim to provide short and concise statements regarding key issues such as gender equality policies, the incorporation of a gender perspective into research content or the implementation of gender equality policies in universities and research performing organisations.
Diplomats, development experts and scientists joined me at the launch of the report entitled “The Role of Gender-based Innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Toward 2030: Better Science and Technology for All.” Professor Heisook Lee, President of the Korea Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, and I are the managing editors of the report. We brought together over 25 experts to compile the first edition.
The World Cancer Day offers the perfect opportunity to recall the work and life of Irene Curie, daughter of Pierre and Marie Skłodowska-Curie. Together with Fréderic Joliot, she continued to build on the achievements of her parents in radiology and discovered “induced radioactivity”, a form of human-made radioactivity that later on has been used in the treatment of cancer. For their findings, both scientists were awarded with the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935.