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The CWM 2020 call for Networks, Schools and Workshops received 35 applications of which CWM decided to support 8. In the selection of grants, priority was given to projects developing regional networks for Women in Mathematics in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Upgrading  and making permanent the May 12 initiative website was also approved. Finally, the project of creating an exhibition on Russian Women in Mathematics taking place during (WM)² in Saint-Peterbourg in 2022 was supported.

Due to COVID several events became virtual or were postponed. One event was canceled.

For a brief report on these activities, see here.

May 12 initiative

May 12 is the birthdate of Maryam Mirzakhani.

May 12, Celebrating Women in Mathematics is a joint initiative of European Women in Mathematics, the Association for Women in Mathematics, African Women in Mathematics Association, Indian Women and Mathematics, Colectivo de Mujeres Matemáticas de Chile and the Women's Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society.

CWM, EWM and AWM funding is meant to upgrade and make permanent the iniative's website.


Colombia (3rd Meeting for Latin American Women in Mathematics)

(1) To gather women mathematicians from the region, present recent research and foster scientific collaboration between participants.
(2) To strengthen the Latin American Network of Women in Mathematics.
Dates: 30 Nov. - 4 Dec. 2020

Due to COVID the event was finally canceled.

Chile (Workshop on Skills for Young Women Mathematicians)

This activity will be part of the Chilean Workshop on Skills for Young Scientists 2020, which will be held from September 30 to October 2 at Universidad de Chile, Santiago-Chile. This Workshop is an adapted version of the Career Development Workshop for Women in Physics that has been taking place annually at ICTP in Trieste since 2013 and is the continuation of similar workshops held in Puebla, Mexico in 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2016, Bogota, Colombia in 2017, Lima, Peru in 2018 and Sao Paulo (ICTP), Brasil in 2019.

Due to COVID the event became virtual and took place in 2021

India (Mentoring workshop)

CWM funding will be mainly used for the follow-up mentoring workshop for 30 selected participants to the Young Women Workshop in Mathematics. It is expected that these participants will be IWM mentees in the future. It will be used also for providing travel support to women mathematicians from SAARC  countries to attend activities of the Indian Women in Mathematics.

Due to the Covid, CWM support was used to organize a Follow UP of the Winter School for Young Women Via Zoom.

Russia (Creaton of an exhibition)

МАТЕМАТИКА, through a land of mathematics, by train, creating a (WM)² and ICM2022 Exhibition.

The goal of this three-year project is to discover and exhibit women mathematicians who work across Russia. Of particular interest will be their points of view on mathematics, what mathematics gives to them and to society, and how mathematics intertwines with their lives in the different cultural contexts of large Russian cities. The exhibit will furthermore explore how these women see mathematics and their role in mathematics research, communication and education.

Beginning in 2020 the plan is to first develop a strategy and protocol of interviews (by meeting several Russian women in mathematics in France), followed by the preparation of a design of a sample exhibition poster and ultimately the purchase of plane tickets.

Sénégal (Women in Sage in Africa)

Special sessions of Women in Sage Days have been already organized in 5 different countries
(USA, Korea, France, Canada and Crete). All of them have been a success, and not only have the participants acquired programming skills and learned SageMath but also women have supported
each other and created new collaborations.

The first Women in Sage conference in Africa will take place at AIMS Senegal  with the
support of the African Women in Mathematics Association (AWMA) and the Senegalese Women in Mathematics Association (SWMA) in July of 2021. Its scientific preparation starts in 2020.

Turkey (Nesin village)

The school “Topics in Applied Mathematics”  will take place in the Nesin Mathematics Village from 22-26 October, 2020.  The lecturers are Women in Mathematics  from Morocco and Irak. CWM will also nominate a female lecturer from the international mathematical community.

Due to COVID the event was canceled in 2020 and postponed to 2021.

Vietnam (Second SouthEast Asian Women Mathematicians)

This one day meeting is associated with the 8th Asian Mathematical Conference (AMC 2020) at Halong, Vietnam and takes place on July 27, 2020.

The objective is to continue building a network of women mathematicians in SouthEast Asia. The program addresses issues regarding opportunities, challenges and involvement of women in mathematics. The forum also shares best practices as well as research experiences of women mathematicians in SouthEast Asia from both developed and developing countries.

Due to COVID the event was postponed, and then held online on 10 July 2021, hosted by Universitas Padjadjaran / Indonesia.
Link to the 2nd SEAWM2.