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Welcome to OWSD

OWSD, formerly TWOWS, is the first international forum uniting women scientists from the developing and developed worlds with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership.

OWSD Members! Nominate your new executive board!

Do you know an inspiring, professional woman scientist whose research findings and dedication to building up the number and quality of women scientists in developing countries has had an impact both regionally and internationally? Is this woman committed to OWSD goals and objectives? At the Fifth OWSD General Assembly in Cuernavaca, Mexico, 17-20 September 2014, OWSD Full members will have the chance to vote for new members of the OWSD executive board. Here you will find guidelines and a nomination form, so that you can make sure your favourite candidate appears on the election slate in September - and who knows, she might even get elected!

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OWSD Members! Call to amend the statutes.

OWSD Full Individual Members can submit their suggested amendments to the OWSD Statutes and Rules of Procedure. These will then be presented to the General Assembly in Mexico on 17 September 2014 for voting by members. Suggested amendments should be sent to to the OWSD Secretariat by 30 April 2014.

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Bright young Chemists - Elsevier awards 5 women from developing countries

Bright young Chemists - Elsevier awards 5 women from developing countries

Five chemists were honoured on 15 February with Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. Their research looks to nature for ways to address cancer, malaria and other medical problems.

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GenderInSITE - coming your way soon!

GenderInSITE - coming your way soon!

February 3-6, 2014. Participants from Argentina, China, France, Kenya, the Netherlands, South Africa, Sudan, Sweden, UK, and USA travelled to OWSD headquarters in Trieste for 4 days of meetings to discuss strategies and goals for the imminent launch of the GenderInSITE Campaign.

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Gender equality should be part of basic science training

Architects’ training offers a model of how avoiding gender bias can be instilled into scientists, says Shirley Malcom.

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