A World of Science by theme: Women in science

  • A Little Technology can go a Long Way (2013, EN), on a UNESCO project to help Maasai women in Tanzania make their homes safer and more comfortable
  • ‘If More Women owned Mobile Phones, There would be More Development’ (2013, EN), on how mobile phones and Internet are remodelling development approaches in Uganda
  • Science is a Universal Language (2012, EN, ES), interview of a woman researcher and inventor from Saudi Arabia who is blending enterpreneurship with philanthropy to harness biotechnology to social progress
  • The High Level of Research Promotes Israeli Science-based Industries (2012, EN, ES, FR), interview of the woman who heads the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, on the strong role played by the business sector in contemporary Israeli science
  • As Chemists, We are Designers (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview of a l'Oréal-UNESCO laureate from South Africa on using laser to cure cancer
  • A Tribute to Kenya’s Green Militant (2012, EN, ES, FR), interview published posthumously of the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize
  • The Life and Death of Stars (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview of a Brazilian l'Oréal-UNESCO laureate on the stars in the Universe in general and our Sun in particular
  • The Rice Farmer Need No Longer Sustain Heavy Losses in Time of Drought (2008, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), interview of a l'Oréal-UNESCO fellow from Senegal on using research to reduce Africa’s dependence on rice imports
  • Teeth will Help to Shape the Future of Stem Cell Research (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), interview of a l'Oréal-UNESCO fellow from Brazil on research that may one day make it possible to repair tooth decay and engineer healthy tissue
  • Why Scientists are Taking a Stand against Ocean Fertilization with Urea (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview of a woman researcher from ths USA  explaining why 57 scientists from 18 countries oppose this geoengineering technique
  • Headcounts and Headaches Measuring Women in Science (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the results of a survey by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics
  • Using the Sun to Quench their Thirst (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a project in Omayed Biosphere Reserve in Egypt led by a woman scientist to desalinate groundwater at the population’s request
  • Controlling Malaria, the Vampire of the Technological Age (2005, EN, FR), on a biological weapon developed by a woman scientist to eradicate malaria from southern Iran
  • Saving a Survival Kit for the Poor (2004, EN, FR), on the struggle of a l'Oréal-UNESCO fellow to preserve mangroves in her native Tanzania
  • Margaret’s Story (2004, EN, FR), the story of one Kenyan woman’s struggle to overcome poverty and abuse to realize her dream to be a scientist
  • On NEPAD in General and Mozambique in Particular (2004, EN, FR), interview of the woman Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology on the origins of Africa’s New Partnership for Development and Mozambique’s priorities for science and technology

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