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The Women's & Gender Research Network NRW

Shaping science in a gender-equitable way

Everything started in 1986...

The Women's and Gender Research Network NRW was founded on the initiative of dedicated female scientists together with Anke Brunn, at that time Minister of Science. The background for this initiative was criticism in Science and Politics of gender inequality as well as neglected women's contribution to science, culture and society.

Now where are we in 2017?

Currently, the "Women's & Gender Research Network NRW" connects 149 professors and 226 scientists located in 30 academic institutions in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). NRW therefore holds a undisputed leading position in gender research.