AWORA is a network for people at UiT active in promoting visibility of women in science, the humanities and the arts.
Why do we need AWORA?
- Women win fewer prices than men
- Women are less likely to be invited to conferences/to give talks
- Women are less likely to have leading positions (professors/leaders)
- Women experience implicit bias when applying for funding/positions (e.g. they have to achieve more to be rated equally good)
- Women earn less, have more career challenges, and are more likely to leave academia
What are the AWORA aims?
- promote the visibility of women in science and art (through articles, exhibitions, Wikipedia etc.)
- Raise awareness of women scholars and their expertise
- Recognise and acknowledge women’s work in academia
What will AWORA do?
- Nominate women to research prizes nationally, internationally, and at UiT
- arrange workshops and other activities on ‘implicit bias’ or ‘acknowledgement’
- comment on things that are highly unbalanced in terms of gender (like conferences with no female speakers …)
Everyone can become an AWORA member if she/he is active in promoting AWORA goals.