In order to promote gender equality in science, nine international organizations who took part in the project A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It? wish to act together to further promote this goal by continuing and enlarging the work accomplished so far, in particular by supporting women and girls’ equal access to science education, fostering equal opportunity and treatment for females in their careers. For this purpose, they established a Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES) in September 2020.
The International Mathematical Union is part of these founding organizations. Each of the founding partners appointed a representative and a deputy representative. For IMU, these are respectively Marie-Françoise Roy and Carolina Araujo.
SCGES had initially nine founding partners in 2020. The number of partners has grown steadily since then and reached twenty-three on September 4 2023.
"Standing for Gender Equality in Science in times of Covid-19" is a statement issued by SCGES on December 2 2020. See here.
SCGES is also organizing a Webinar Series which is a monthly event.