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Bridging the Gap: Incorporating a Gender Perspective into Scientific Research and Communication

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Feb 11, 2024
Viewing the world of research through violet lenses: a fresh perspective

The importance of incorporating a gender perspective into the development of scientific and technological research, as well as into the historical narrative and communication of these fields, was emphasized by Cecilia Montero. She spoke during a panel called Communicating Science with Violet Glasses at the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico. The event was held in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed on February 11th.

Montero explained that using ‘violet glasses’ is vital in the scientific process, alluding to the need to recognize and address unfair situations, prejudices, and disparities against women. She asserted that this approach must be carried through from the initial stages of knowledge generation and research to the subsequent communication and dissemination of scientific findings to society.

Highlighting the diversity of Mexico, Montero underscored the importance of including various perspectives and contexts when communicating scientific information, especially in a country as diverse as Mexico. She also emphasized the need to extend opportunities, particularly to young girls interested in science, to promote gender diversity within scientific research and the dissemination of scientific knowledge.

The talk also discussed the historical and ongoing gender imbalance within the sciences and the importance of scientific communication with a gender perspective. Mónica Angulo Miñarro supported this call for fostering gender diversity in scientific research, emphasizing a more inclusive environment for women in scientific careers. Promoting female participation in technology and science was seen as crucial for social justice and workforce diversification.

Liliana Quintanar and Aketzalli González Santiago from Cinvestav Center for Research

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