Gênero e Número


O projeto OPEN-BOX na Ciência vai abrir caixas, compilar bases de dados sobre os protagonismos feminino e negro na ciência brasileira e comunicar isso de forma visual, com narrativa estruturada em linguagem jornalística, interação e adaptação para formatos Whatsapp, plataforma web e audiovisual.


Open Box da Ciência
Science outreach / Journalism

The “Open Box da Ciência” (Open Box of Science) project sought to open boxes, compile databases on female and black roles in Brazilian science, and visually communicate this content with a journalistic narrative. The organization’s initiative Gender and Number mapped 250 women who stand out in Brazilian scientific research in five areas of knowledge: applied social sciences, exact and Earth sciences, engineering, biological sciences and health sciences. It was released in February 2020.

Recursos investidos

Grant 2018: R$ 100.000,00
Fator F e Potência N
Science outreach / Digital Media, Youtube

Even though they are currently the majority in master’s and doctorate degrees, female researchers take longer to gain leadership roles and reach the top of their careers. They are also awarded the majority of grants in all CNPq categories but only reach ⅓ of the so-called Research Productivity grants (PQ), the most highly regarded among those granted by the funding agency. One of the still little debated causes of these asymmetries between men and women is the lack of legislation and institutional policies that consider a recurring event in women’s lives: motherhood. The minidoc “FATOR F”, produced by Gênero e Número magazine, presents the view of mothers and fathers on the obstacles of reconciling childcare and a scientific career and gives a voice to scholars on the subject to point out possible paths towards a more equitable scenario.

Faced with barriers to accessing academia, black women do not reach 3% of Brazil’s total number of professors. In this context, black Mathematics researchers and teachers struggle to stay and advance in their careers, while at the same time raising their voices against racial and gender inequality in research institutions. With data and reports from academics from different parts of the country, as well as voices from researchers from Africa and South America, “POTÊNCIA N” highlights the academic production of these women and brings their perspective on the lack of black references in academia and the importance of inclusive public policies, such as racial quotas.

Recursos investidos

Aborto e mortalidade
Science outreach / Journalism

A woman dies every two days from an unsafe abortion in Brazil. Although this is a right guaranteed by law (in cases of rape, fetal anencephaly and risk to the mother’s life), Brazilian women do not have quick access to information or to the service itself. The report, published in the magazine Gênero e Número and in Salud con Lupa (produced in Peru, for Latin America), investigates how science can contribute with a technical approach to the problem of abortion as a public health issue, advancing the discussion beyond the political and moral issues that restrict the circulation of information and the availability and equipment of legal abortion services.

Read here.

Recursos investidos

Grant 2022: R$ 50.000,00
  • Temas
  • Cartografia
  • divulgação científica
  • Jornalismo de dados
  • mulheres na ciência