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CWM Initiatives

Journeys of Women in Mathematics

A 20 mn film created by the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics.

Link to the film here.  The film brings together and documents both the successes and barriers for women in mathematics from an international perspective, told in the words of the women themselves. It profiles women mathematicians from around the world, speaking about their research, the mathematical aspirations of women in their region and how the international mathematics community could support these. In the first part of the film Neela Nataraj from India, Aminatou Pecha from Cameroon and Carolina Araujo from Brazil, are featured at their home institutions in their respective countries. The second part of the film was shot at (WM)^2 where Carolina, Neela and Amina attended. It shows the lively and diverse atmosphere of the event and contains short interviews of six women from various Latin American countries.

Its first version was premiered at (WM)².

Filmed and edited by Micro-Documentaries.

Made possible by a grant from the Simons Foundation.

Remember Maryam Mirzakhani

Remember Maryam Mirzakhani is an exhibition with 18 original posters. Institutions interested in hosting the exhibition can consult the rules of use and contact CWM at The exhibition opened at the (WM)², the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, and remained open during ICM 2018. It contained also a book of condolences, and volumes with Maryam Mirzakhani's mathematical papers as well as a book with papers about her. Curator: Thais Jordao. Designer: Rafael Meireles Barroso.

In 2018, CWM has an agreement with the following institutions:

- The Stanford Mathematics Department, where Maryam Mirzakhani held a professor position. One copy of the exhibition is going to be permanently posted, at various places in the mathematics building.

- The Fields Institute during the Fields Medal Symposium 2018 which honours Maryam Mirzakhani and the current and future impact of her work. The exhibition will take place from 5 to 9 November at the Fields Institute and on 5 November at the MaRS Discovery Center during the Symposium Public Opening.

- The III Brazilian Congress of Young Research in Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics (III CBJME) taking place in Curitiba, Brazil, from 12th to 14nd December 2018.
Dates and Locations:
11/12 to 11/23 Technological Federal University of Paraná (UTFPR)
11/26 to 12/07 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) - campus Politécnico
12/12 to 12/14 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) - campus Botânico

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

(WM)², the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics

(WM)², the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics July 31, 201, Riocentro convention center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a satellite event of the ICM 2018 organized and partially funded by CWM. A meeting report summarizes the main activities.


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 four calls offering sponsorship, in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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 and East Asia are 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). See report here.

In 2017,  events took place in Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Tunisia, South Africa and Vietnam. See report here.

In 2018, events are taking place in Austria, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Italy (ICTP) Macedonia, Nigeria, Uruguay, Uzbekistan and a booklet project on women role models in Africa is being supported as well as a video Faces of Women in Mathematics. See here.

In 2019, the  call for Networks and Schools received 41 applications of which CWM decided to support 7  in Cameroon, Argentina, Domicican Republic, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Tunisia.. 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

CWM Ambassadors

CWM has established about 120 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