CWM has undertaken a number of initiatives to further its aims, of which the most important thus far are:



The Gender Gap in Science


IMU CWM is leading the project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences:
How to Measure It, How to Reduce It ?
" funded by the International Council for Science (ICSU).

The project website, with a summary, up to date news and information, is here.

Contact : Marie-Francoise Roy




The main initial goal set by CWM was to help establish and foster networks  of women mathematicians especially in Asia, Latin America and Africa. To this end, it has made two calls offering sponsorship, in 2016 and 2017.

The multi-country or multi-regional networks which have been fostered or initiated  with CWM's help are:

  • AWMA   African Women in Mathematics Association
  • CAWMA Central Asian Women in Mathematics Association  (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan)
  • IWM Indian Women in Mathematics

Organisation for women in Latin America is ongoing and it is hoped that the formation of a formal association will be announced at the ICM Rio 2018.

Organisation for women in East Asia is also ongoing.

Associations in individual countries have also been sponsored.

In 2015-16 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), Kenya (Africa) and Brazil (Latin America).

In 2017 CWM sponsored 12 events to take place in Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Tunisia, South Africa and Vietnam.

For more details see here.



CWM Posters and Flyers


CWM printers and flyers are available. Here are low resolution versions which you can use for screen display: Poster       Flyer

The flyer is two sided and is designed to be folded along vertical lines into three.

If you want to get a few copies to distribute at a mathematical event or for other display purposes, please contact your country's ambassador (see below).

If you want to print them yourself we recommend using the white and black versions here:  BW Poster       BW Flyer

If you would like to organise getting some colour ones printed professionally
yourself, please contact info-for-cwm(at)



CWM Ambassadors


CWM has established about 100 special correspondents worldwide, each of whom has the job of disseminating information such as CWM funding calls in her geographical or mathematical neighbourhood, and also of keeping CWM informed about activities or initiatives to be announced on this website. The list of ambassadors is here



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