Global Call to Action for Mothers in Science
On 8th of March on International Women’s Day, Mothers in Science and 500 Scientists have distributed their Open Letter calling on leaders to take immediate action to support mothers in science during the pandemic and beyond.
CamAWiSE join other organisations around the world to support this.
COVID-19 has worsened longstanding inequities that hold back mothers in STEMM fields and Leaders globally must act.
It has reduced the productivity of mothers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) globally. Delays in conducting research as well as reductions in paper and proposal submissions will have long-lasting negative impacts on the careers of mothers in STEM.
As shutdowns echoed across the globe in the winter and early spring of 2020, many mothers in science were thrown into being full-time caregivers while simultaneously attempting to home-school and work from home.
Mothers are being forced to leave their jobs or reduce working hours to care for their children, and this will set women’s progress back several decades in STEM fields—disciplines where women and Black, Indigenous, and people of colour were already wholly underrepresented pre-pandemic…