Women and girls in science

In 2019, we implemented Code Clubs in several schools where girls strengthened their digital and life skills. Through an FCO grant we also strengthened capacities to reduce inequities in the STI ecosystem. We delivered these programmes in partnership with the Peruvian Council for Science and Technology, CONCYTEC.

Girls from 9 to 15 years old proposed technological solutions to a major social problem in Peru: sexual harassment. They also engaged with women-identified artists that are setting the tone in the digital arts through our Amplify programme. 

We linked UK, Brazilian and Peruvian experts to work on reducing gender gaps in the STI ecosystem drawing a roadmap to tackle this issue.

Code clubs were delivered in partnership with Raspberry Pi Foundation sharing our gender and child protection approach. 

We enabled collaboration between our UK guest, Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer from Portia and CONCYTEC and the Ministry of Women on the roadmap to accelerate policy and equal research conditions. This roadmap has prompted potential collaboration amongst Peruvian and UK stakeholders.