The venerable Egyptian women’s rights advocacy, the Egyptian Feminist Union, is coming back to life amid a flowering of civil-society groups. But the road ahead isn’t clear for a long-dormant organization that operated under British colonial rule.
Women and minorities remain substantially under-represented in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering. A survey by Bayer looks at the barriers and attitudes that stifle diversity and some possible fixes.
At Togo’s University of Lome, female students and faculty are rare, particularly in the sciences. A student-faculty group is working to make the sciences more attractive to girls and women. Last in a series on women and higher education in Africa.
Kenya has been opening its school doors to more women and creating strategies to spur their interest in math and science. As numbers change slowly, advocates are realizing they face a stubborn foe. Fifth in a series on higher education in Africa.
Experts at a conference on “Women and Girls in the High Tech Economy” called for a drive to train more women and girls, saying that though business now is sluggish, the economy will rebound and business will be inseparable from technology.