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1. Change perceptions, attitudes, behaviours, social norms and stereotypes towards women in STEM in society
1.1. Promote awareness of and overcome non conscious and cultural gender biases widely expressed as gender stereotypes, among scientists, educators, policymakers, research organizations, the media, and the public at large.
1.2. Promote visibility of women with STEM qualifications, and in STEM careers, especially in leadership positions in governments, business enterprises, universities, and research organizations.
1.3. Mainstream gender perspectives in science communication and informal and non-formal STEM education activities, including in science centres and museums.
2. Engage girls and young women in STEM primary and secondary education, as well as in technical and vocational education and training
2.1. Promote S-E vocations to girls and young women, including by stimulating interest, fostering in-depth knowledge about S-E career issues, and presenting role models.
2.2. Mainstream the gender perspective in educational content (teacher training, curricula, pedagogical methods, and teaching material).
2.3. Promote gender-sensitive pedagogical approaches to STEM teaching, including encouraging hands-on training and experiments.
2.4. Promote gender balance among STEM teachers.
2.5. Promote gender equality in STEM school-to-work transitions.
3. Attraction, access to and retention of women in STEM higher education at all levels
3.1. Promote access of and attract women to STEM higher education (including Masters and Ph.D.), including through specific scholarships and awards.
3.2. Prevent gender bias in the student admission process.
3.3. Promote retention of women in STEM higher education at all levels, including through gender-sensitive mentoring, workshops and networks.
3.4. Prevent gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment particularly at graduate level, including Masters and Ph.D.
3.5. Promote gender equality in international mobility of students.
3.6. Promote day care/child care facilities for students, particularly at STEM higher education institutions.
4. Gender equality in career progression for scientists and engineers (S-E)
4.1. Ensure gender equality in access to job opportunities, recruitment criteria and processes.
4.2. Promote equal work conditions through, among others:
4.2.a. Gender equality in remuneration
4.2.b. Preventing gender bias in performance evaluation criteria (including productivity measurement)
4.2.c. Adequate safety and security of fieldwork
4.2.d. Sexual harassment prevention policies and procedures.
4.3. Ensure gender equality in access to opportunities in the workplace:
4.3.a. Training and conferences
4.3.b. Research teams, networks (national and international), expert panels and advisory groups
4.3.c. Publications and patent applications
4.3.d. Financial and non-financial incentives
4.3.e. Recognition, rewards and awards.
4.4. Promote work–life balance through, among others:
4.4.a. Infrastructure for child care
4.4.b. Flexible working hours
4.4.c. Reduction and redistribution of unpaid care and domestic care
4.4.d. Family leave for both parents
4.4.e. Appropriate re-entry mechanisms to the S-E workforce after career break or family leave.
4.5. Promote gender equality in international mobility of post-docs and researchers, and facilitate women´s return.
4.6. Promote gender balance in leadership positions in S-E occupations (including decision making and research).
4.7. Promote transformations of STI institutions and organizations (structure, governance, policies, norms and values) aimed at achieving gender equality.
4.8. Ensure gender equality in S-E professional certifications, in particular engineering accreditation.
5. Promote the gender dimension in research content, practice and agendas
5.1. Establish specific gender-oriented R-D programmes, including research on gender in STEM and on the gender dimension of the country´s research agenda and portfolio.
5.2. Incorporate gender dimensions into the evaluation of R-D projects.
5.3. Promote gender-sensitive analysis in research hypotheses and consideration of sex of research subjects.
5.4. Promote gender responsive and gender-sensitive research dissemination and science communication, including through science centres and museums, science journalism, specific conferences, workshops, and publications.
6. Promote gender equality in STEM-related policy-making
6.1. Ensure gender balance in STEM-related policy design (decision makers, consultative committees, expert groups, etc.):
6.1.a. Education policy
6.1.b. Higher education policy
6.1.c. STI policy
6.1.d. Economic policy
6.1.e. Workforce policy
6.1.f. SDGs / international policies.
6.2. Ensure gender mainstreaming and prioritization of gender equality in STEM related policy design, monitoring and evaluation:
6.2.a. Education policy
6.2.b. Higher education policy
6.2.c. STI policy
6.2.d. Economic policy
6.2.e. Workforce policy
6.2.f. SDGs / international policies.
7. Promote gender equality in science and technology-based entrepreneurship and innovation activities
7.1. Promote gender equality in access to seed capital, angel investors, venture capital, and similar start-up financing.
7.2. Ensure equal access to public support for innovation for women-owned firms.
7.3. Ensure visibility of women entrepreneurs as role models.
7.4. Ensure women´s access to mentorship and participation in the design and implementation of gender-sensitive training in entrepreneurship, innovation management, and Intellectual Property Rights.
7.5. Promote networks of women entrepreneurs and womens participation in entrepreneurship networks.
7.6. Promote gendered innovation approaches.
7.7. Promote external incentives and recognition for women led innovation and acceptance of women innovators in society.
7.8. Promote gender equality in the access and use of enabling technology, in particular information and communication technology.
7.9. Promote a gender balanced workforce and equal opportunities in start-up companies.
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