Science Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals: Why Is a Gender Lens Necessary?

Monday, 16 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology (host committee)

Language: English, French and Spanish

The agenda for science and sustainable development will be defined in the next decades by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 SDGs promise to be more gender-aware than the Millennium Development Goals. In this sense, Goal number 5 and its nine targets are dedicated to achieving greater gender equality and empowerment of women. However, among all the other targets, less than 10% recognize the special needs of women and girls and the essential science based knowledge needed for their implementation. Recent evidence, however, clearly indicates that gender inequality issues cannot be separated from actions to tackle poverty, hunger, poor health and well-being, maternal health, climate change adaptation, energy and environmental burdens, economic hardships, and societal insecurity, and that a gender lens on science and science education can enhance the success of the implementation measures. This session will look at how science policies address (or do not address) the science and gender issues and the consequences for the effective implementation of the SDGs targets.
Session Organizer:
Alice ABREU, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lisa FREHILL, George Mason University, USA
Oral Presentations
Gender, Networks and Career in Academia: Reevaluating Evidence from Germany and Sweden
Irina GEWINNER, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany; Anett SCHENK, School of Social Work, Lund University, Sweden
The Growth of Gig Science and Its Gendered Effects
Anne KOVALAINEN, University of Turku, Finland
The Gender of Technology. Approaching a Feminist Actor-Network Theory.
Ingo BEDNAREK, Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig), Germany