Gender & Diversity

Gender Equality & Diversity Strategy

The IGFAE’s Gender and Diversity Strategy constantly monitors measures to comply with these principles in access, presence, promotion and representation within the institute. This document was prepared by the IGFAE Gender and Diversity Working Group and was approved by the Governing Board on July 6, 2021.

The plan can be found at the following links:




Other documents of interest:

3rd Strategic Plan for Equal Opportunities of the USC

Harassment prevention and action protocol of the USC (in Spanish)

Action protocol for changes of name and sex-related mention of transsexual, transgender and intersex persons at USC



– International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Particle Physics Masterclass for girls (2019, 2020, 2022), Round table: “From girls to researchers: the path of science” (2021) & Christiane, bio-musical científico (2022)
Minorities in Science: friendly conversations about equity and inclusion over wine and beer (2019)
Debate: “Physics: a science without gender?” (2020)
– “Transfronteirizas: conversas de arte e ciencia” with Rosa Montero (2020), Marta Macho (2021) & Anna Figueiredo (2021).
“Recordando a Lise Meitner” (2022)



– In June 2020 IGFAE joined GENERA network (Gender Equality Network in Physics in the European Research Area), whose aim is to support, coordinate and improve gender equality policies in physics research organisations in Europe and world-wide. Due to this IGFAE participated in a COST proposal, BIRDIE.