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Breaking Down Barriers: Montero Encourages Gender Diversity in Science Communication

ByEditor

Feb 11, 2024
Viewing the world of research through violet lenses: a fresh perspective

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In her speech at the panel called Communicating Science with Violet Glasses, held at the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico on February 11th, in celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Cecilia Montero emphasized the need for incorporating a gender perspective into scientific research and communication. Using “violet glasses,” she referred to recognizing and addressing unfair situations, prejudices, and disparities against women that exist in these fields. She urged that this approach should be applied from the initial stages of knowledge generation to its dissemination to society.

Montero also highlighted the importance of considering diverse perspectives and contexts when communicating scientific information in Mexico’s multicultural society. Mónica Angulo Miñarro supported Montero’s call for fostering gender diversity in scientific research by advocating for an inclusive environment for women pursuing careers in science. Promoting female participation in technology and science was seen as crucial for social justice and workforce diversification.

The panelists also discussed the historical gender imbalance within science and the significance of incorporating a gender perspective into scientific communication. Liliana Quintanar and Aketzalli González Santiago from Cinvestav and La Bombilla outreach collective respectively challenged traditional biases in scientific narratives and language through their work.

In conclusion, Montero’s talk underscored the importance of incorporating a gender perspective into scientific research and communication to promote inclusivity, diversity, social justice, and workforce diversification.

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