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This report presents the first comprehensive survey of academies of science globally regarding women's representation in membership, governance and academy activities. The survey findings show that there continues to be low representation of women in all areas stated above. 

Cover of IAP Women for Science reportTitle: Women for Science: Inclusion and Participation in Academies of Science
Published by: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) 
Publication date: October 2015
Aims/Objectives: The findings of this report and its reccommendations should be used as a guideline for academies of science, globally, to develop strategies on increasing women's participation in academies activities. It should also provide stimulus for action for IAP: The Global Network of Science Academies (now known as the InterAcademy Partnership) and its members to collect and report gender-dissaggregated data. The collection, analysis and reporting of gender-disaggregated data allows academies to introspect on their role as advocates for the increased participation of girls and women, not only within themselves but also in a nation's science system. It also allows for increased discussions on the importance of appying a gender lens in the conceptualisation and implementation of academy activities, with a specific focus on their science advisory  activities.   
Collaborators: The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing Worold (OWSD), the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science (IANAS), and the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)  
Full report available here: PDF