Policy for Science

Gender Dimension of Refugee and Displaced Scientists


GenderInSITE-TWAS-IAP Session

Join GenderInSITE, TWAS and IAP representatives to discuss the Gender Dimension of Refugee and Displaced Scientists at the World Forum for Women in Science


  • Sena Galazzi, Associate Program Officer, TWAS
  • Dr. Saja Taha Al Zoubi, Visiting Scholar, University of Glasgow
  • Dr. Ghanya Al-Naqeb, Researcher, University of Trento, Italy
  • Prof. Roseanne Diab, Director, GenderInSITE
  • Dr. Peter McGrath, Coordinator, IAP, Italy

The session will address the gender dimension of refugee scientists and highlight the challenges that women scientists and researchers face in war-torn countries, their challenges as refugees or displaced scientists, and their experiences in rebuilding their scientific careers in a new country.

An overview of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)-InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)-International Science Council (ISC) initiative on refugee and displaced scientists will be given. This will be followed by the testimonies of two women scientists, one from Yemen and one from Syria, who speak on their personal experiences and reflect on gender perspectives. Finally, there will be a facilitated discussion on how best to incorporate a gender dimension into the refugee scientists’ initiative and how best to support the needs of displaced women scientists.

This session will take place on 08 March 2021 at 03:00 PM (Baghdad time).

You can register to this session here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KtyZbkb4TZi5ONmEIhP7ZQ.

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Gender Dimension of Refugee and Displaced Scientists


Giovanni Ortolani, IAP Communications Assistant