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Creators Of Gene ‘Scissors’ Clinch Nobel As Women Sweep Chemistry

Creators Of Gene ‘Scissors’ Clinch Nobel As Women Sweep Chemistry

Two scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for creating genetic ‘scissors’ that can rewrite the code of life, contributing to new cancer therapies and holding out the prospect of curing hereditary diseases. Emmanuelle Charpentier, who is French, and American Jennifer Doudna share the 10 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million) prize for […]

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating […]

The Challenges Of African Women In Science

The Challenges Of African Women In Science

Female scientists on the African continent face many hurdles which stall their progress in areas of research and development (R&D). This has resulted in the worrying under-representation of women scientists in Africa, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that in 2013, women researchers employed in R&D exceeded the global average in […]

Women Scientists To Benefit From New Partnership

Women Scientists To Benefit From New Partnership

Rwandan women scientists have entered a new partnership expected to help increase their visibility. The new partnership announced last Friday brings together Rwandan Association for Women in Science and Engineering (RAWISE), a non-profit organisation and Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OSWD), Rwanda chapter. RAWISE was established last year by a group […]

The World Needs Science And Science Needs Women

The World Needs Science And Science Needs Women

“An analysis of computer science shows a steady decrease in female graduates since 2000 that is particularly marked in high-income countries,” the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization found in its UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030, released yesterday ahead of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, marked annually on 11 February. The […]

Science and Technology Holds Women In Science Awards Ceremony

Science and Technology Holds Women In Science Awards Ceremony

Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka to deliver keynote address at Women in Science Awards gala dinner in Sandton As part of celebrating Women’s Month, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) will host the Women in Science Awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, in Sandton, on Thursday, 11 August 2016. Through these awards, the DST recognises and rewards […]

Could One of These Young African Women Scientists Be the Next Einstein?

Could One of These Young African Women Scientists Be the Next Einstein?

A Moroccan woman may have founded the first university in the world that still exists today in 859 AD in Fez, Morocco, but less than a third of researchers in Africa are women, according to data from UNESCO. When organised by fields of research, the representation is even lower. Nation Newsplex found that science, technology […]