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CWM Initiatives

Women in Mathematics Around the Globe

A film produced by The Simons Foundation with the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics.

This film 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. Carolina Araujo from Brazil, Neela Nataraj from India and Aminata Pecha from Cameroon are featured at their home institutions in their respective countries and a group of six women from various latino-american countries will be interviewed at (WM)² in Rio in August, 2018.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. Its first version with be premiered at (WM)² and the final version will be available after the summer.

Filmed and edited by Micro-Documentaries.

(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 organised and partially funded by CWM.

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, 2017 and 2018.

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). 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.

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