Promoting Gender Equality in the Nuclear Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

In collaboration with Stand Up for Nuclear, an independent nuclear advocacy group, the ARCAL-WiN chapter will be officially inaugurated by IAEA Director General (DG) Rafael Mariano Grossi and by WiN Global Vice-President Melina Belinco on 12 September. (Photo: CNEA)

To facilitate the founding of a regional WiN chapter, a unique project was launched early in 2020 through the ARCAL regional agreement. The first of its kind, the regional project aims to support equal female participation in nuclear science and technology by empowering women and promoting their contribution to technical, scientific and leadership roles in the field. The new project also builds atop the achievements of previous IAEA efforts in the region to prepare young, female professionals for leadership responsibilities and to act as ‘nuclear advocates’ in their respective national institutions.

“The active participation of women has been key for pioneering discoveries and contributions in nuclear science and technologies. Equal access

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