Lists of good practices

Here we are compiling a list of actions, programs, statements, etc that have been undertaken in different places to improve the situation of women scientists and help reduce the gender gap in science. The list is partial and under continuous improvement. The presentations of Workshop participants can be found here.

Schemes to change institutional environments:

Athena Swan Charter: Recognising advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. (

Project Juno of the UK Institute of Physics: Its aim is to recognize and reward physics departments, schools, institutes and organisations that can demonstrate they have taken action to address gender equality in physics and to encourage better practice for all staff. (

NSF ADVANCE Program: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers 

GenderPort, Gender Portal of the European Union

Gender Violence and Sexual Harassment

IUPAP conference policies: Requirements related to gender issues to obtain support from IUPAP

IAU anti-harassment guidelines:

France: Charter for Gender Fairness at Conferences

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, protocol to handle gender violence or discrimination:Protocolo de acción institucional para la prevención e intervención ante situaciones de violencia o discriminación de género u orientación sexual

Protocolo a seguir ante situaciones de violencia, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina

Protocolo para la actuación en situaciones de discriminación y/o violencia de género de la Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina

No Es Normal, red social de estudiantes de Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Violentómetro, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

Violentómetro de la UNAM

Gender Equity Programs and Policies at Latin American Academic and Scientific Institutions

CNPq, Brasil, Programa Mulher e Ciencia

Observatorio de Asuntos de Género, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

GenEx: Programa por la Igualdad de Género de la Facultad de Ciencia Exactas y Naturales de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Programa de Ingreso Prioritario de Equidad de Género, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Universidad de Chile.

Comisión Académica de Género, Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo

Mujeres en Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. 

Mujeres en Ciencia, CONICyT, Chile. Documents. Programs. 

USP Mulheres Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil 

Coloquio: “Buenas Prácticas para la Transversalidad de Género”, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile

Meninas na Ciencia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change

Programs and experiences of institutions that have implemented Institutional Transformation (IT) projects under the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program,

Project Implicita non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.

Curso de Género para Docentes de la Universidad de Buenos Aires

Article in The Guardian about unconscious biases with links: The fascinating world of unconscious bias and development policy

World Bank Report: “Mind, society and behavior” 

Gender Bias in Physics: An International Forum

Indicators of Gender Equity

Sistema de indicadores para la equidad de género en instituciones de educación superior

Charters and Statements

The Baltimore Charter for Women In Astronomy

Pasadena Recommendations for Gender Equality in Astronomy

Women in Science groups of International Scientific Unions

IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics

Committee for Women in Mathematics

Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Awards. Awardees 2017:

IAU Women in Astronomy

Women in Science groups of National Scientific Societies in Latin America

Comisión de Equidad de Género de la Sociedad Matemática Mexicana

Comisión de Equidad de Género de la Sociedad Colombiana de Matemáticas

Colectivo de mujeres matemáticas de Chile 


Red Mexciteg: red mexicana de ciencia, tecnología y género ; canal de youtube:

Red Colombiana de Mujeres Científicas.

INWES, a global network of organizations of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Red Iberoamericana de Ciencia, Tecnología y Género – RICTyG

Workshops for Young Scientists

ICTP: Career Development Workshop for Women in Physics

Taller de Habilidades Profesionales para Jóvenes Científicas y Estudiantes de Ciencias, Puebla 2014 y Cuernavaca 2015

Taller de Habilidades Profesionales para Jóvenes Científicas y Estudiantes de Ciencias, Buenos Aires, 2016

Taller de Habilidades Profesionales para Jóvenes en Ciencias e Ingeniería, Bogotá 2017

Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards for Women, Latin America

Kovalevskaia Fund Prizes 

L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science (international)

International Efforts

STEM and Gender Advancement (SAGA) Project:  Improving Measurement and Policies for Gender Equality in STEM. A Global UNESCO project, with the support of Sida 

Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World

European Platform for Women Scientists

Gender Bias in Physics: An International Forum

Gender in science, innovation, technology and engineering, GenderInSite

InterAmerican Network of Academies of Science (IANAS) Women for Science Program

Groups that do research on Women in Science in Latin America

Cátedra Regional UNESCO Mujer, Ciencia y Tecnología en América Latina

Grupo de Norma Blázquez Graf en la UNAM 

Estudios de Género y STEM, CONACyT, Chile 

Portafolio en Género, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Collaborative Projects with the Community, Activities for Kids and for the General Public with a Gender Perspective

Correo Patafísico, Colombia

Mujeres y niñas científicas construyendo paz, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Mamás del río, Perú

Proyectos de Artesanal Tecnológica, Colombia

Meninas na Ciencia, UFRGS, Brazil

Other Gender Equity Programs and Initiatives in Latin America


Economía Femini(s)ta

Articles on Women in Science


Alerta Machitroll, Colombia

Usa la razón para que la música no degrade tu condición, Colombia.