According to Millicent Liani, a Kenyan-born PhD fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, women scientists face several complex intersecting issues that include individual, social and cultural aspects. "In the African context, women are expected to get married. There are negative stereotypes in terms of women who are prioritising their research careers over family," Liani explains.
Challenges African Women in Science Face
The Herald, 2 August 2019
Female scientists on the African continent face many hurdles which stall their progress in areas of research and development (R&D). Read more »
A scientist analyses samples in a lab in Johannesburg, South Africa (file photo).
Want to Be a Woman in Science? Here's Advice From Those Who've Gone Before
The Conversation Africa, 7 February 2019
Each year on February 11, the United Nations marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It's a chance to reflect on how the situation has improved for women working… Read more »
Why Fewer Kenyan Women Are Choosing or Completing STEM Courses
The Conversation Africa, 19 September 2018
Globally, the percentage of women pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is small. In Africa, the numbers are even more dismal. The greatest… Read more »
Don't Blame Women for Leaving Fields Like Engineering. Blame Bad Attitudes
The Conversation Africa, 24 August 2018
There are reasons why feminists use the slogan "the personal is political", especially when men make arguments using the age old idea that "biology is destiny". Read more »
Women Participation in Innovation and Science Remain Low
Namibia Economist, 7 March 2019
The state of women participation in innovation and science globally and in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region remain low, according to SADC Executive… Read more »
Just like their counterparts in other climates, some women have distinguished themselves in the science, technology and innovation sector. Today, Leadership looks at 10 of these ... Read more »
"With one or two notable exceptions, women are massively underrepresented in national science academies compared to their male peers ... Academies simply don't know how they're ... Read more »
Two female scientists, Professor Francisca Okeke and Dr Eucharia Nwaichi, have won the UNESCO-L'Oreal Women in Science Partnership award for their contributions to the advancement ... Read more »
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