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Breaking Barriers: Emphasizing Gender Perspective in Science at International Women and Girls in Science Celebration


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

At the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico, a panel called Communicating Science with Violet Glasses was held to emphasize the importance of incorporating a gender perspective into scientific and technological research. The event, which took place on February 11th to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, highlighted the need for scientists and researchers to recognize and address unfair situations, prejudices, and disparities against women.

Cecilia Montero, who spoke at the panel, emphasized 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. She also underscored the importance of including various perspectives and contexts when communicating scientific information, especially in a country as diverse as Mexico.

The panelists promoted gender diversity within scientific research and the dissemination of scientific knowledge. 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 and La Bombilla outreach collective respectively, highlighted the significance of incorporating gender perspectives into scientific communication. They challenged androcentric biases in scientific narratives and language by advocating for a more inclusive approach to science communication.

In conclusion, incorporating a gender perspective is vital in the development of scientific research as well as historical narrative communication. By recognizing unfair situations against women, we can create a more inclusive environment for female participation in science fields.

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