CWM sponsors a number of events and activities with the aim of encouraging women in mathematics, with priority given to  developing or emerging countries. Our main focus has been aimed at establishing or supporting networks at the continental or regional level. Other events, workshops and projects have also been supported.

The 2018 call is now open, see here.

Events sponsored by the 2017 funding call will take place in Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Tunisia, South Africa and Vietnam.

The 2016 events took place in Colombia (Latin America), India, Indonesia (S. and E. Asia), Kazakhstan (Central Asia), Mexico (Latin America), Senegal (West Africa), Tunisia (North  Africa). For a brief report on these activities, see here. In 2015-16, similar activities were also funded in Kenya (Africa) and Brazil (Latin America). 





The following activities and events are been sponsored by CWM.

Riocentro convention center, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

This satellite event of the ICM 2018 is being organised by CWM. The (WM)² will bring together mathematicians from all over the world to think about and discuss gender issues in mathematics with a strong focus on Latin America.  Its program includes research talks, group discussions about gender issues in mathematics, a panel discussion and poster presentation. There will also be a tribute to Maryam Mirzakhani. It will take place at  the same venue as the ICM.




The following activities and events have been sponsored by CWM as a result of the 2017 funding call.

  • Brazil July 2017 to July 2018

A series of round tables on the gender issue in mathematics in Brazil, in preparation for (WM)^2 and ICM Rio 2018.

Contact:     Christina Brech

  • Canada Panel discussion  “Gender and Mathematics”  and lunch  12:45 - 14:15, July 27, 2017.

    McGill University, Montreal

    The panel will take place during the Mathematical Congress of the Americas in Montreal. It will discuss diversity issues and the gender gap in academia, more specifically, in science. It is organized by the Network of Women Mathematicians in Latin America and the Carribbean and CWM and the Canadian Mathematical Society. 

    Contact:     Natalia GarciaColin

This workshop, to be held in Chile, is a follow-up meeting to the First Workshop held in Oaxaca, Mexico in August 2016.  Proposed by the Network of Women in Mathematics of Latin America and the Caribbean (Red de Mujeres Matemáticas de Latinoamérica y el Caribe) and the Colectivo de Mujeres Matemáticas en Chile, the purpose is to gather women in mathematics in Latin America and is a further step towards creating a union of women in mathematics from Latin America in the ICM Rio 2018.

Contact: María Isabel Cortez 

  • India  Activities of Indian Women and Mathematics (IWM) including some mini-regional workshops, the  IWM annual conference at IIS Bangalore in summer 2017, and an international visitors programme. For more details see the IWM website.

Contact:  Riddhi Shah  

  • Iran  The first gathering of the Women's Section of the Iranian Mathematical Society  will be held on August 21, 2017, in Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan in  the west of Iran. For details see the IMS website.

Contact:  w.iranmath(at) 

  • Japan  Women in Mathematics- A Panorama of Contributions 29-30 July 

Hokkaido University, Japan

This workshop will be part of the Hokkaido Summer Institute 2017 organised by the Mathematics Department of Hokkaido University.

Contact:  Eva Maria Feichtner

  • Mexico Engagement with girls during the Festival Matematico Oaxaca organised by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The data collection for this project will take place at the Festival Matemático Oaxaca held at the Plaza de la Danza in downtown Oaxaca, 11-13 November 2017, from 9-14 hrs. For details see here.

 Contact: Paloma Zubieta López  

  • Morocco  AWMA General meeting and workshop 6-7 July

University of Rabat, Morocco.

This will be the fourth AWMA meeting in Africa. It is a satellite event of the general Pan African Congress of Mathematicians 2017.

Contact:  Marie Francoise Ouedraogo

Katmandu, Nepal.

Organised by Women of Nepal in Mathematical Sciences (WoNiMS).

Contact: Dhana Thapa

  • South Africa January 2018  Workshop and conference for African Women in Discrete Mathematics and its Applications

Hosted by AIMS Cape Town, S. Africa.

Contact: Nancy Ann Neudauer

Hammamet, Tunisia.

This will include the second meeting of the Tunisian Women in Mathematics Association.

Contact:  Saïma Khenissy

Thai Nguyen City, Vietnam

See also the announcement by the Institute of Mathematics, Viet Nam Academy of Science and Technology.

Contact:  Lâm Hoàng





The 2016 CWM sponsored events took place in Colombia (Latin America), India, Indonesia (S. and E. Asia), Kazakhstan (Central Asia), Mexico (Latin America), Senegal (West Africa), Tunisia (North  Africa).

 IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

International Information Technology University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Photo courtesy CAWMA

The conference introduced the main goals and objectives of CAWMA. The main scientific theme was Mathematics and Mechanics. There were 36 participants from 19 universities with four Central Asian countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,Tajikistan and Uzbekistan represented. For further information contact Bakhyt Alipova alipova.bakhyt(at)

Photo courtesy Dayana Reyes

The meeting gathered women in mathematics having leadership positions in order to propose action plans for the balance inclusion of women in education in particular as academic mathematicians. It also futhered the creation of an organisation of Latin American Women in Mathematics.

For a  wonderful Youtube video of the event see here.

Contact Gabriela Araujo  gabyaraujop(at)

The meeting was held during the 7th Asia Mathematical Conference AMC2016. The forum aims to establish a network of women mathematicians in Asia. Contact Budi Ruchjana budi.nurani(at)

  • Latin American Women in Mathematics July 11-15 2016. Barranquilla, Colombia. 

Photo courtesy Eddy Pariguan

The meeting was held during the Fifth Latin American Congress of Mathematics. The aim was to establish a network of women mathematicians in the region. Here is a YouTube video of the event. Further discussions are underway about forming a Latin American network. Contact Carolina Neira Jimenez cneiraj(at)

Photo courtesy IWM

This conference brought together women students, college and university teachers and early-career researchers with mathematicians, especially women mathematicians to exchange mathematical ideas and share their views.
A major goal was to enable junior women mathematicians to interact with their senior colleagues, both individually and in small groups, as well as to present their work.  Nalini Joshi was a distinguished visitor.

  • First meeting of the Tunisian Women Mathematicians Association May 12 2016. City of Sciences, Tunis,Tunisia

    Photo courtesy TWMA

    This was the first meeting of AWMA for the Western African region and aimed to establish a network for women mathematicians in northern Africa.  Contact Saïma Khenissy  saima.khenissy(at)

The aim was to expose women of North Eastern and Eastern India engaged in teaching and/or research to quality research in different areas of mathematics. It was one of a series of mini workshops being organized in different parts of India on the initiative of Indian Women and Mathematics (IWM). Contact Riddhi Shah riddhi.kausti(at)





In 2015, CWM sponsored activities in Kenya (Africa) and Brazil (Latin America).  

Bandari College, Mombasa, Kenya

Theme: Women in Mathematics for Social Change & Sustainable Livelihoods!

The conference was supported by CIMPA and CWM and intended for African women mathematicians and women postgraduate students in Mathematical Sciences in Africa.           



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