A Toolkit For Integrating Gender Equality and Diversity in Research and Innovation Systems, 2016

What are gender equality and diversity issues and how can you approach such matters? How can your understanding of gender and diversity contribute to research and innovation systems systems?
”Promoting sustainable change” provides answers to those and similar questions and encourages people to learn more about gender equality and diversity in research and innovation systems. This is a toolkit for experienced and new innovators as well as for people who want to learn more about how understanding gender and diversity can lead to more innovation in their everyday lives.
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A report from the European Commission

'Working towards gender equality is an essential part of European research and innovation policy. Since 2003, the She Figures have monitored new developments related to careers, decision-making and, most recently, how the gender dimension is considered in research and innovation content.
More and more, European women are excelling in higher education, and yet, women represent only a third of researchers and around a fifth of grade A, top-level academics. Although the number of female heads of higher education institutions rose from 15.5 % in 2010 to 20 % in 2014, there is clearly still a long way to go before we reach gender equality in European research and innovation professions.' 
Foreword by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
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A report from the European Commission, 2013

How Gender Analysis Contributes to Research
'It may surprise you that opinion polls suggest  that women are less interested in innovations than men, but personally I find it difficult to accept that this could be due to a fundamental difference between women and men. The explanation must surely be elsewhere: do today’s innovations really respond adequately to women’s needs and expectations? Not always! The diagnosis of heart disease draws heavily on research carried out using male patients and consequently women’s symptoms are often misdiagnosed; car safety tests are based mostly on male standards and the deleterious effects of chemicals in the environment on reproductive health have also been studied predominantly in men.'
Foreword by Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN
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This work focuses on the analysis of the attitudes of young people towards leadership with a view to gender, with the aim of investigating some cultural implicits that can influence the future choices of students and which, precisely for this reason, must be taken into consideration in the educational field. In particular we decided to focus our attention on two dimensions that affect the construction of the image of leadership and which can constitute both obstacles and driving forces in promoting female participation. On one hand we tried to analyse the stereotypes of leadership with a view to gender, and on the other hand we looked into the awareness that young girls and boys have concerning female participation in the labour market.
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A report from UNESCO, 2007 

'Gender discrimination limits socio-economic growth, warns report
Gender discrimination practices truly limit the ability of many developing countries to grow and reduce poverty,’ warns a report released in October 2007 by UNESCO. ‘Much talent is being wasted as girls turn away from S&T (Sience & Technology) careers and as women in S&T become discouraged by discriminatory treatment.’     Quote from UNESCO's web page.
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A glossary of terms on equality between women and men, from the European Commission, 1998

A report from the European Commision
'Since the very beginning, the European Union has played a significant role in the promotion of equality between women and men. In recent years, through four consecutive mid-term action programmes for equal opportunities and through legislation where necessary, we have developed this role and intensified our action.
Most recently, the signature of the Treaty of Amsterdam has given a fresh impetus as it not only explicitly includes equality between women and men among the Community priority objectives but also states that, in all its activities, the Community shall aim at eliminating inequalities and promoting equality between
women and men.
This glossary is part of that impetus. It is the first attempt to put together all the terms commonly used in the area of equality policy, and it will go some way towards creating a common language in Europe for all actors in this field.'
Foreword by Pádraig Flynn, Member of the European Commission with responsibility for employment and social affairs
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