The newspaper El Periódico de Catalunya (in Catalan language) has recently published a news report about the situation of women in the scientific community in Spain. The research shows how gender parity exists in university degrees and PhD but in the professional field it is increasingly diluted. The report also informs about other inequalities in this domain such as the fact that only 3 rectorates of the 50 Spanish public universities are managed by women, or that 79% of professors are men. The newspaper also explains the difficult situation that scientific women have to challenge between 35 – 50 years old, because of the low salaries (especially in the field of research) and they have to face pregnancy or breastfeeding with poor working conditions, besides the gender inequalities in relation to domestic tasks and care responsibilities.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.