As a large international project, SANH aims to create an environment that is fair and equitable for all its members. The Hub makes sure to provide its members equal opportunities to engage with the research network and participate in Hub processes. This ensures inclusion of both men and women and promotes gender equality across the project.
To support SANH's efforts in increasing gender equality, the project has developed a gender equality action plan to both take action and raise awareness on gender equality in science.
Importance of Gender Equality
Gender equality means that people of different genders should have equal rights and entitlements to human, social, economic and cultural development and an equal voice in civil and political rights. Gender equality in science includes many different facets that span across the entire research process from developing research questions and experimental design to writing papers, making policy recommendations and raising awareness on scientific issues. There are a large variety of actions that can be taken at all levels to foster gender equality in science, including consider intersectionality during the research process. Ensuring gender balance throughout a project is also a great way to increase gender equality and SANH has taken steps to increase its gender balance as much as possible.
Gender Equality Awareness raising
SANH is raising awareness on the importance of Gender Equality in Science and becoming a champion for women in science. Through increasing education on gender equality, creating resources and increasing dialogue, SANH is raising awareness on gender equality both inside and outside of the project.
Gender Equality in SANH
SANH is taking many action to ensure gender equality within the project and increasing opportunities for our SANH members, research participants and research benefactors.
Research on Gender and Nitrogen
SANH is currently conducting research on Gender equality and how the impacts of nitrogen pollution impact different genders. The Hub is also ensuring that nitrogen mitigation solutions and policy recommedations promote gender equality.
Knowledge Sharing on Gender Equality
As part of the legacy of the project, SANH plans to share our research findings and best research best practice to help other organisations and projects continue to champion and promote gender equality in their work.