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The Women's & Gender Research Network NRW

Shaping Science in a Gender-Equitable Way.

It all began in 1986.

The Women's and Gender Research Network NRW was founded on the initiative lead by committed women scientists in cooperation with the then Minister of Science Anke Brunn. The background for this initiative was criticism in science and politics of gender inequality as well as the neglected contributions of women to science, culture and society.

And where are we now in 2020?

Currently, the Women's & Gender Research Network NRW consists of and connects 160 professors and 249 scientists located in 37 academic institutions in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). NRW therefore holds a undisputed leading position in the field of gender research.