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Name Year of origin Region Country/s Discipline(s) Gender objectives Target Audience Evidence of Effectiveness Impact Details
Techno Girl

Techno Girl
African Group African Group:South Africa
STEMScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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2.9Provide work shadowing opportunities in second level
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Sustainable gardening and dairy goat Keeping  African Group African Group:Kenya
ScienceScience
1.5Promote strategies that engage females in a community to develop scientific literacy and knowledge of social scientific issues.
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Girls, Women Yes
Planned Impact
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 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp African Group African Group:Ethiopia, African Group:Kenya, African Group:Namibia, African Group:eSwantini,
STEAMScience, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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2.6Promote mentoring of young girls by students in higher education or career STEM professionals.
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Girls Yes
testimonials
Yes
statistics on females studying STEM in college
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Visiola Foundation 2014 African Group African Group:Nigeria
STEMScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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3.1Promote access of and attract women to STEM higher education through recruitment initiatives (information) (including Masters and Ph.D.), including through specific scholarships and awards.
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3.7Promote mentoring of higher education students.
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high potential African girls from disadvantaged areas view
STEM Education for African women

WAAW
2007 _other_ 11 African countries
STEMScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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2.3Promote gender-sensitive pedagogical approaches to STEM teaching, including encouraging hands-on training and experiments.
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3.1Promote access of and attract women to STEM higher education through recruitment initiatives (information) (including Masters and Ph.D.), including through specific scholarships and awards.
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3.9Provide training to undergraduates in outreach and avocation in promoting STEM education
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Secondary girls, college female Yes No view
Million Women Mentors

MWM
2014 North American Group North American Group:United States of America, North American Group:Mexico, North American Group :Canada
STEMScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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2.6Promote mentoring of young girls by students in higher education or career STEM professionals.
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5.4Promote gender responsive and gender-sensitive research dissemination and science communication, including through science centres and museums, science journalism, specific conferences, workshops, and publications.
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Mentees (female), Mentors (male and female) view
Joshikai II for Future Scientists 2017 Asia-Pacific Group Asia-Pacific Group:Japan
STScience & technology
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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High school Females view
Indian Girls Code Asia-Pacific Group Asia-Pacific Group:India
TTechnology
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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Underprivileged girls view
Samsung STEM Girls 2017 Asia-Pacific Group Asia-Pacific Group:China
STEMScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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2.7Promote workshops that develop females confidence and 'other skills (leadership, communication, and critical thinking)
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Girls view
#STEMPower Our Girls Asia-Pacific Group Asia-Pacific Group:Philippines
STEMScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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Middle school girls view
Women in STEM Hackathon Asia-Pacific Group Asia-Pacific Group:United Arab Emirates
TTechnology
7.3Ensure visibility of women entrepreneurs as role models.
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7.5Promote networks of women entrepreneurs and women’s participation in entrepreneurship networks.
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Women view
Code to Inspire  2015 Asia-Pacific Group Asia-Pacific Group:Afghanistan
TTechnology
7.5Promote networks of women entrepreneurs and women’s participation in entrepreneurship networks.
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7.8Promote gender equality in the access and use of enabling technology, in particular information and communication technology.
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Girls Yes
Testimonials
Yes
statistics on website
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Girls Choose Science TV Series 2017 Asia-Pacific Group Asia-Pacific Group:Israel
ScienceScience
1.3Mainstream gender perspectives in science communication and informal and non-formal STEM education activities
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1.5Promote strategies that engage females in a community to develop scientific literacy and knowledge of social scientific issues.
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Girls view
L'ORÉAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE 1998 Oceania Group Oceania Group:Australia, Oceania Group:New Zealand
STEMMSTEMM
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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3.7Promote mentoring of higher education students.
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4.13Promote scholarships and awards at professional level.
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Exceptional female scientists, PhD students, Young girls (9 to 12) view
Czechitas 2014 Eastern European Group Eastern European Group:Czech Republic
TTechnology
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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2.2Mainstream the gender perspective in educational content (teacher training, curricula, pedagogical methods, and teaching material).
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Girls, Women view
IT for SHE Eastern European Group Eastern European Group:Poland
TTechnology
2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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3.7Promote mentoring of higher education students.
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Children, Undergraduate Females view
Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology

BCWT
Eastern European Group Eastern European Group:Bulgaria
TTechnology
4.12Promote initiatives that increase female STEM networks /role models at professional level.
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6.2Ensure gender mainstreaming and prioritization of gender equality in STEM- related policy design, monitoring and evaluation: • education policy • higher education policy • STI policy • economic policy • workforce policy •SDGs / international policies.
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Professional Women view
Hungarian Women in Science 2008 Eastern European Group Eastern European Group:Hungary
ScienceScience
1.1Promote awareness of and overcome non-conscious and cultural gender biases widely expressed as gender stereotypes. Broaden to include raise awareness of equal opportunities.
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2.1Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
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4.5Promote gender equality in international mobility of post-docs and researchers, and facilitate women’s return.
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4.9Promote mentoring of STEM professionals.
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5.4Promote gender responsive and gender-sensitive research dissemination and science communication, including through science centres and museums, science journalism, specific conferences, workshops, and publications.
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6.1Ensure gender balance in STEM-related policy design (decision makers, consultative committees, expert groups, etc.): • education policy • higher education policy • STI policy • economic policy • workforce policy • SDGs / international policies.
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#GirlsSTEM Eastern European Group Eastern European Group:Ukraine
STEMScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
2.6Promote mentoring of young girls by students in higher education or career STEM professionals.
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High school girls view
PROJECT EQUAL-IST Global Global:EU
TTechnology
5.15.25.15.2
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6.2Ensure gender mainstreaming and prioritization of gender equality in STEM- related policy design, monitoring and evaluation: • education policy • higher education policy • STI policy • economic policy • workforce policy •SDGs / international policies.
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Research institutions  Yes
Planned Impact
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Information on STI Gender Objectives / Subfields


1: Change perceptions, attitudes, behaviours, social norms and stereotypes towards women in STEM in society

1.1 Promote awareness of and overcome non-conscious and cultural gender biases widely expressed as gender stereotypes. Broaden to include raise awareness of equal opportunities.
1.2 Promote visibility of women with STEM Qualification/careers
1.3 Mainstream gender perspectives in science communication and informal and non-formal STEM education activities
1.4 Promote strategies that engage of families/communities in STEM careers promotion to girls might be contrary to cultural expectations and norms.
1.5 Promote strategies that engage females in a community to develop scientific literacy and knowledge of social scientific issues.

2: Engage girls & young women in STEM primary & secondary education, as well as in technical & vocational education and training

2.1 Promote S&E vocations to underrepresented (girls and young women), including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S&E career issues, and presenting role models.
2.2. Mainstream the gender perspective in educational content (teacher training, curricula, pedagogical methods, and teaching material).
2.3. Promote gender-sensitive pedagogical approaches to STEM teaching, including encouraging hands-on training and experiments.
2.4. Promote gender balance among STEM teachers.
2.5 Promote gender equality in STEM school-to-work transitions.
2.6 Promote mentoring of young girls by students in higher education or career STEM professionals.
2.7 Promote workshops that develop females confidence and 'other skills (leadership, communication, and critical thinking)
2.8 Promote equal access to subject in single sex schools.
2.9 Provide work shadowing opportunities in second level
2.10 Promote networks of female students (high school)

3: Promote access to and retention of women in STEM higher education at all levels

3.1 Promote access of and attract women to STEM higher education through recruitment initiatives (information) (including Masters and Ph.D.), including through specific scholarships and awards.
3.2 Prevent gender bias in the student admission and financial aid processes.
3.3 Promote retention of women in STEM higher education at all levels, including through gender-sensitive mentoring, workshops and networks.
3.4 Prevent gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment at all levels, including Masters and Ph.D.
3.5 Promote gender equality in international mobility of students.
3.6 Promote day care/child care facilities for students, particularly at STEM higher education institutions.
3.7 Promote mentoring of higher education students.
3.8 Promote strategies that aim to develop female confidence and soft skills.
3.9 Provide training to undergraduates in outreach and avocation in promoting STEM education
3.10 Provide career information to graduate students

4: Promote gender equality in career progression

4.1. Ensure gender equality in access to job opportunities, recruitment criteria and processes.
4.2. Promote equal work conditions through, among others:
  • gender equality in remuneration
  • preventing gender bias in performance evaluation criteria (including productivity measurement) • adequate safety and security of fieldwork
  • sexual harassment prevention policies and procedures.
4.3. Ensure gender equality in access to opportunities in the workplace:
  • training and conferences
  • research teams, networks (national and international), expert panels and advisory groups
  • publications and patent applications, including preventing bias in review
  • financial and non-financial incentives
  • recognition, rewards and awards.
4.4 Promote work–life balance through, among others:
  • infrastructure for child care
  • flexible working hours
  • reduction and redistribution of unpaid care and domestic care
  • family leave for both parents
  • appropriate re-entry mechanisms to the S&E workforce after career break or family leave.
4.5 Promote gender equality in international mobility of post-docs and researchers, and facilitate women’s return.
4.6 Promote gender balance in leadership positions in S&E occupations (including decision making and research).
4.7 Promote transformations of STI institutions and organizations (structure, governance, policies, norms and values) aimed at achieving gender equality.(This should include short term contracts, can deter females from staying in positions due to the lack of benefits maternity leave etc..
4.8 Ensure gender equality in S&E professional certifications, in particular in engineering.
4.9 Promote mentoring of STEM professionals.
4.10 Promote gender representation in the sector
4.11 Promote gender bias training to STEM professionals.
4.12 Promote initiatives that increase female STEM networks /role models at professional level.
4.13 Promote scholarships and awards at professional level.
4.14 Develop industry skillsets/career development (public speaking)
4.15 Promote female networks

5: Promote the gender dimension in research content, practice and agendas

5.1. Establish specific gender-oriented R&D programmes, including research on gender in STEM and on the gender dimension of an organisations/ country’s research agenda and portfolio.
5.2. Incorporate gender dimensions into the evaluation of R&D projects.
5.3. Promote gender-sensitive analysis in research hypotheses and consideration of sex of research subjects.
5.4. Promote gender responsive and gender-sensitive research dissemination and science communication, including through science centres and museums, science journalism, specific conferences, workshops, and publications.

6: Promote gender equality in STEM-related policy-making

6. Promote gender equality in STEM-related policy-making
6.1. Ensure gender balance in STEM-related policy design (decision makers, consultative committees, expert groups, etc.):
  • education policy
  • higher education policy
  • STI policy
  • economic policy
  • workforce policy
  • SDGs / international policies.
6.2. Ensure gender mainstreaming and prioritization of gender equality in STEM- related policy design, monitoring and evaluation:
  • education policy
  • higher education policy
  • STI policy
  • economic policy
  • workforce policy
  •SDGs / international policies.

7: Promote gender equality in science and technology-based entrepreneurship and innovation

7.1. Promote gender equality in access to seed capital, angel investors, venture capital, and similar start-up financing.
7.2. Ensure equal access to public support for innovation for women-owned firms.
7.3. Ensure visibility of women entrepreneurs as role models.
7.4. Ensure women’s access to mentorship and participation in the design and implementation of gender-sensitive training in entrepreneurship, innovation management, and Intellectual Property Rights.
7.5. Promote networks of women entrepreneurs and women’s participation in entrepreneurship networks.
7.6. Promote gendered innovation approaches.
7.7. Promote external incentives and recognition for women-led innovation and acceptance of women innovators in society.
7.8. Promote gender equality in the access and use of enabling technology, in particular information and communication technology.
7.9. Promote a gender balanced workforce and equal opportunities in start-up companies.