2020, 17 December. UOC News. “Women are more exposed to COVID-19 because a higher proportion of them work in the frontline care sector”. Interview with Lídia Arroyo, researcher at GenTIC and principal investigator of the DataCOVIDGender project. Lídia Arroyo highlights the importance of integrating a gender perspective into R&I and explains the scope of DataCOVIDGender, an interdisciplinary research and open data initiative funded by the Catalan Ministry of Health’s Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS) which aim is to generate and share open knowledge on the effect of gender inequalities in the job market on the prevalence of COVID-19. (Catalan) (Spanish)
2020, 16 December. UOC News. Sexual abuse among men: a stigmatized phenomenon in Latin America. Article on the study Characterization of child sexual abuse in the Departments of the North Region of Colombia: Foundations for Prevention, carried out by GenTIC researchers Sergi Fàbregues and Julio Meneses along with the Institute of Education Studies-IESE of the University of the North in Colombia and the Colombian National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Science. The research was led by Elsa Lucía Escalante-Barrios from the University of the North in Colombia and analysed 680 cases of alleged male-on-male sexual abuse reported to Legal Medicine between 2017 and 2018 in the country’s Caribbean region. (Spanish)
2020, 10 December. UOC News. “The industries of sport and health are not immune to the use of big data and artificial intelligence”. Interview with UOC researchers Ángel A. Juan (ICSO), Anna Bach (FoodLab) and Milagros Sáinz (GenTIC) on the emerging trends in the use of big data and analytics research in the sports and health sector from a gender perspective, in relation to the topics addressed by the Spanish network SHARP and the workshop “Sports and Health Analytics Research“. Also, GenTIC researcher Lídia Arroyo talks in this interview about the goals of the DataCOVIDGender project. (Catalan) (Spanish)
2020, 4 December. UOC Staff Blog. There are a few new faces at the Equality Unit, let’s get to know them! Blog post on the incorporation of new advisory members in the Equality Unit at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. GenTIC researcher Rachel Palmén is one of the nine individuals selected to be part of the Equality Unit advisory team. (Catalan) (Spanish)
2020, 2 December. El Mundo – Yo Dona. ¿Siguen las mujeres jóvenes alejadas de las carreras tecnológicas? In this press article by Olalla Uriarte, Milagros Sáinz talks about the influence of gender roles and stereotypes in the lack of interest of young women in technological careers.
2020, 19 November. UOC News. Detectar víctimes infantils és clau per prevenir la violència contra les dones. Article by Roser Reiner on the ocassion of the International Day for the Eliminatio of Violence against Women on 25 November, which includes the views of Milagros Sáinz and other gender experts such as Josep Maria Tamarit, Pastora Martínez Samper, and Maria Olivella.
2020, 19 November. Informática++. Despacho 42: Género y tecnología con Mila Sáinz. Interview with Milagros Sáinz on the underrepresentation of women in technological fields in Depacho 42 – podcast produced by UOC Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications.
2020, 13 November. UOC News. Equity in ICT, far from being a reality. Chronicle of the Webinar Equit@t 2020, organized on 9 November 2020 by UOC Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications to tackle the social changes and opportunities for gender equity in digital society in the context of the Covid pandemic. With the participation of GenTIC director Milagros Sáinz together with Susana Prado (Inetum) and Jordi Vallverdú (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). Chaired by María Antonia Huertas (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).
2020, 7 November. La Razón. Un estudio confirma la efectividad de las sesiones role models con niñas mejoran la motivación de elegir profesiones científico-tecnológicas. Article on the study “Girls in STEM: Is It a Female Role-Model Thing?“, by Susana González-Pérez, Ruth Mateos de Cabo and Milagros Sáinz, which analyzed the impact of an intervention program by the Inspiring Girls Foundation based on female role models in science.
2020, 4 November. Hola. Cómo despertar el interés de las niñas por la ciencia. Article by Ana Caaveiro on the root causes of the gender gap in STEM studies and occupations, and the findings of the study “Girls in STEM: Is It a Female Role-Model Thing?“, co-authored by Susana González-Pérez, Ruth Mateos de Cabo and Milagros Sáinz.
2020, 2 November. ABC. El empleo del futuro repite los errores del pasado. A pesar de sufrir un déficit de talento, el empleo femenino en la industria que definirá el futuro no alcanza ni el 20%. Milagros Sáinz talks about the underrepresentation of women in the technology sector in this article by María José Pérez-Barco.
2020, 30 October. El Correo. ¿Conoces el ‘efecto Matilda’? Así influye en las científicas del futuro. Article by Miriam Najibi on the invisibility of women scientists, in which Milagros Sáinz comments on the results of two recent studies that addressed the influence of female role models in girls’ interest in STEM and the role of families and teachers to confront or perpetuate gender biases and stereotypes.
2020, 23 October. El Mundo – Sapos y princesas. Un estudio confirma la efectividad de las sesiones ‘role models’ con niñas para mejorar la motivación a la hora de elegir profesiones STEM. Article on the findings of the study “Girls in STEM: Is It a Female Role-Model Thing?“, co-authored by Susana González-Pérez, Ruth Mateos de Cabo and Milagros Sáinz.
2020, 23 October. El Mundo Financiero. Un estudio confirma la efectividad de las sesiones role models con niñas para mejorar la motivación a la hora de elegir profesiones científico-tecnológicas. Article on the study “Girls in STEM: Is It a Female Role-Model Thing?“, co-authored by Susana González-Pérez, Ruth Mateos de Cabo and Milagros Sáinz, which analyzed the impact of an intervention program based on female role models in STEM developed by the Inspiring Girls Foundation in Spain.
2020, 22 October. Ara.cat – Critarures. Es busquen futures científiques. Exposar dones d’èxit en àmbits STEM a les nenes, vacuna social contra els estereotips de gènere. Article on two studies led by GenTIC director Milagros Sáinz which analyze the impact of female role models in girls’ preferences for STEM subjects and occupations and the influence of parents and teachers in reinforcing gender roles and stereotypes.
2020, 15 October. UOC News. Showcasing successful women’s STEM achievements, a social vaccine against gender stereotypes among young girls. Milagros Sáinz talks about two studies recently published in Frontiers in Psychology which analyze the impact of female role models in influencing girls’ preferences for STEM subjects (see “Girls in STEM: Is It a Female Role-Model Thing?“) and the role played by parents and teachers in reinforcing gender stereotypes with regard to the academic skills assessment of adolescents (see “Parent and Teacher Depictions of Gender Gaps in Secondary Student Appraisals of Their Academic Competences“). (Catalan) (Spanish)
2020, 6 October. Magisterio. Referentes femeninos, los espejos donde mirarse. Article by Rubén Villalba in which Milagros Sáinz and other experts, such as Marta Macho and Elisa Garrido, reflects on the causes and consequences of the gender gap in scientific and technological careers.
2020, 17 September. The conversation. No hay duda: los programas para lograr la igualdad de género en ciencia funcionan. Article by Rachel Palmén on the impact of initiatives aimed at improving gender equality in research and innovation, and the case studies at European level analyzed within the framework of the EFFORTI project.
2020, 7 July. La Vanguardia. Investigan efecto social de la pandemia debido a las desigualdades de género. Press article on a study coordinated by Lidia Arroyo and funded by the Catalan Agency for Health Quality and Assessment (AQuAS) which will analyse and present data on the COVID-19 incidence in Catalonia in relation to gender and social inequalities.
2020, 7 July. UOC News. Gender inequalities in the labour market may affect the incidence of COVID-19. Article on a new study lead by Lidia Arroyo which analyses the impact of COVID-19 in relation to gender-based occupational segregation. The project has been approved by the Catalan Agency for Health Quality and Assessment (AQuAS) and involves the participation of the Open Data Barcelona Initiative to create an accessible open data portal. (English, Spanish, Catalan)
2020, 25 June. La vanguardia. La sobrecarga de los cuidados recayó sobre las mujeres durante la pandemia. Maria Rodó-Zárate talks about the visibility of gender inequalities in housework and care activities in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020, 21 June. Social Media en Investigación – #CienciaArcoíris. Lidia Arroyo, socióloga y especialista en género. Interview with GenTIC researcher Lidia Arroyo in the scientific communication portal Social Media en Investigación. Lidia Arroyo underlines that integrating not only the gender dimension but also an intersectional and LGTBIQ perspective is essential to achieve a truly inclusive and unbiased science.
2020, 19 June. UOC News. Sexist views on education within families affect future academic choices. Article on a study carried out by Milagros Sáinz, José-Luis Martínez and Julio Meneses which analyses the gender differences in the responses of Spanish secondary school students to situations of academic sexism. (English, Spanish, Catalan)
2020, 19 June. La Vanguardia. Investigación revela que visión sexista familiar condiciona elección studios.
2020, 19 June. Reus Digital.cat. La visió sexista de l’educació en les famílies condiciona la tria del futur acadèmic, segons un estudi de la UOC.
2020, 19 June. La República. La visió sexista de l’educació en les famílies condiciona la tria del futur acadèmic, segons un estudi de la UOC.
2020, 19 June. Sapos y Princesas. La visión sexista de la educación en las familias condiciona la elección del futuro académico, según un estudio de la UOC.
2020, 19 June. Eleconomista.es. La visión sexista de la educación en las familias condiciona la elección del futuro académico, según un estudio de la UOC.
2020, 28 May. UOC News. Les desigualtats de gènere s’agreugen amb el confinament. GenTIC researcher Maria Rodó-Zárate together with other UOC experts such as Ana Maria Gálvez (Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences) and Mayo Fuster (DIMMONS) point at how the coronavirus crisis has exacerbated existing gender inequalities and the need for a strategy that values care work. (Catalan) (Spanish)
2020, 13 May. El país. La igualdad sigue sin llegar a la ciencia ni a la tecnología. Milagros Sáinz talks about the persistent gender inequalities in the ICT sector.
2020, 11 May. Educaweb. “Es indispensable que las personas que ofrecen orientación académica y profesional estén formadas en perspectiva de género”. Interview with Milagros Sáinz on how to address the gender gap in STEM with gender-sensitive educational and occupational guidance.
2020, 5 May. Pensem. Polititzar la llar en època de confinament. Maria Rodó Zárate reflects in this opinion article on the public/private binomial in the context of the COVID-19 confinement. The researcher highlights the need to tackle households and private spaces as political issues in order to collectively address situations of social inequality and discrimination.
2020, 25 April. Les dirigents que mantenen la transmissió del coronavirus a ratlla. Lidia Arroyo talks about female leadership in the context of the coronavirus pandemic management.
2020, 24 April. Directa. La infància i el (des)confinament: apunts per superar la perspectiva adultocèntrica. Opinion article by Maria Rodó Zárate on the treatment of children’s rights and needs in the management of COVID19.
2020, 5 March. UOC News. “There is a widespread fear of public spaces among young girls, especially in relation to being sexually assaulted”. Interview with Maria Roodó Zárate on current gender inequalities and discrimination. (English) (Spanish) (Catalan)
2020, 6 February. UOC News. More resources and greater gender competence are needed for science equality measures to be effective. GenTIC researcher Rachel Palmén talks about the results of a research carried out in the EFFORTI project which analysed 19 interventions developed in six European countries to foster gender equality in R&D institutions.
2020, 4 February. UOC News. “It’s essential that there are realistic female role models in science and technology, not just those that become household names“. Interview with Milagros Sáinz about the reasons that move girls away from scientific and technological fields. (English) (Spanish) (Catalan)
2020, 4 January. El Español. Estos son los Ksi-Meritos, los populares neonatos de juguete acusados de sexistas: los motivos. GenTIC director Milagros Sáinz highlights in this press article the importance of encouraging that girls and boys develop abilities through play that do not pigeonhole them into gender roles.