Significant disparities remain between women and men in key decision-making roles despite a growing proportion of women holding senior positions
Dozens of researchers from Israel and Europe gathered to participate in a first-of-its-kind international research project in the field of gender equality, initiated by Prof. Shulamit Almog (Presidential Advisor on Gender Equity and Founding co-director of the Forum for Gender, Law and Policy at the Faculty of Law) and Prof. Anne Wagner (University of Lille). The first of two workshops was recently held at the University of Haifa on the topic of gender equality in academia. Defining the challenges aims and future direction of this issue in Israel was Prof. Yonina Eldar (Weizmann Institute), who heads the Steering and Judgment Committee for the Promotion of Gender Equality of the Planning and Budget Committee of the Council for Higher Learning. The event served as a launching pad for diverse discourse, as well as for making connections for future global collaborations. Full program here.