The prototype aims to develop a declaration that commits the undertaking institution to include a Gender Policy in their actions promoting, funding, or conducting science, technology, and innovation activities.
The UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 5, gender equality, is a transversal dimension to be included in all SDGs for 2030. Despite decades of gender equality interventions and a steadily increasing number of female workers in the STI fields, R&I content is still primarily not reflecting the gender dimension. The lack of sex/gender dimension hampers the quality of research content.
One of the reasons for this is that despite increasing diversity, the research and science cultures within STI fields are not inclusive. Hence, the lack of sex/gender dimension in research content is due to the neglection of most of the research community in concepts, and methods of IGAR (Integration of Gender Analysis in Research), despite efforts to provide case studies and guidelines.
Actions to be implemented
Create a declaration that, on the one hand, aims to establish an international alliance of institutions committed to promoting gender-sensitive R&D&I in STI fields. On the other hand, establish practical action points and principles that the undersigning institutions consider in their operations.
The declaration promotes inclusivity and responsible and responsive innovation to meet societal challenges. The gender policy implementation and gender auditing process and implementation of the results will be periodically monitored to ensure the desired results.