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Monitoring of GEP implementation - why is it important?
Monitoring of GEP implementation - why is it important?
Florian Holzinger, Sarah Beranek , (Joanneum Research)
Gender Equality and Structural Change in Research and Academia in Germany – CHANGE and SPEAR
join forces
Gender Equality and Structural Change in Research and Academia in Germany – CHANGE and SPEAR join forces
Christine Steffens, Jennifer Dahmen (RWTH Aachen University)
Humour against gender equality stereotypes
Humour against gender equality stereotypes
Rositsa Doneva, Iliana Sahandzhieva, Silvia Gaftandzhieva (Plovdiv University)

Welcome to SPEAR

We will be supporting the implementation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in Research Performing Organisations (RPOs). SPEAR offers supportive structures comprised in its interconnected Community of Learning (CoL) and Community of Practice (CoP). CoL will provide learning platforms while CoP provides an arena for experience exchanges. Both these are crucial to successful and sustainable implementation of GEPs, a key instrument to improving gender equality.

SPEAR’s central objective is to implement GEPs in its nine implementing RPOs. Based on a step-by-step guide to GEP implementation devised by the European Institute for Gender Equality, SPEAR follows a distinct methodological path committed to creative, open, mitigating, processual, accountable, SMART and sustainable changes (SPEAR’s COMPASS).

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The first-ever International Equal Pay Day!
The first-ever International Equal Pay Day!
Today, the 18th of September is the first ever-international Equal Pay Day! This day represents the efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value and it ensures that none is left behind.
PARIS21, UN Women course: Communication gender statistics
PARIS21, UN Women course: Communication gender statistics
This course on Communicating Gender Statistics is designed to guide journalists and statisticians to use statistics to report on the unique situation and needs of women and men.
Impact of #COMMIT2GENDERRING campaign
Impact of #COMMIT2GENDERRING campaign

Do you remember our #GendeRRIng campaign dedicated to the International Women Day on March 8th, 2019? This year we had a 2.0 version: #COMMIT2GENDERRING on the occasion of the same day! 

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