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MONITORING REPORTS ON THE POSITION OF WOMEN IN CZECH SCIENCE

The Monitoring reports provide an annual statistical overview of the percentage of women in research positions by sector and discipline, in decision-making and policy-making positions as well as estimates for reaching parity in professoriate given the current rate of appointments of female and male professors. The Monitoring Reports also provide information on the actions and measures taken at institutional and national level in the field of gender equality in science in the Czech Republic. The publication is distributed to all relevant stakeholders in the country.

The Position of Women in Czech Science
2014 Monitoring Report
The 2014 Monitoring Report does not show any significant improvements from previous monitoring reports.
The Position of Women in Czech Science
2013 Monitoring Report
The 2013 Monitoring Report shows again that the current situation is far from satisfactory. A number of many important data is not collected at all, or irregularly. The data that is available document that the increase in the number of women among students and graduates is not mirrored in the proportion of women among researchers. This occurs despite the fact that the total population of researchers has been growing in recent years.
The Position of Women in Czech Science
2012 Monitoring Report
The percentage of women among researchers in the Czech Republic is the lowest since 2001. In 2012 women constituted only 27.4 % of researchers in Czech science. In full time equivalent women make up only 24.7 % of Czech researchers. Both values are the lowest since 2001 when sex disaggregated started to be published.
The Position of Women in Czech Science
2011 Monitoring Report
Data refute the assumption that an increasing percentage of women among students will automatically lead to an increased percentage of women among researchers. The percentage of women at all levels of study has been growing. Yet, the percentage of women in the position of a researcher has not changed since 2001. Women participate in the decision-making processes in major research institutions and institutions responsible for science policy relatively marginally.
The Position of Women in Czech Science
2010 Monitoring Report
Gender equality in science is not a political topic in the Czech Republic and issues related to the position of women are on the margins of policy interest. Data available and a number of qualitative research studies show that gender inequality is present in Czech science and that as a result of changes science and research are undergoing today, these inequalities are further reinforced and new ones established. In most statistical indicators the Czech Republic fares among the worst in the EU and the situation has not changed since 2001.
The Position of Women in Czech Science
2009 Monitoring Report
In the Czech Republic a whole range of sex-disaggregated data describing the allocation of funding from public budgets is not at all or hardly available. The percentage of female researchers in the CR is very low. The country lags behind most of the EU member states and significantly behind the new member states where the percentage of women among researchers is sometimes twice as high as in the Czech Republic. Female researchers are far less likely to reach the highest qualifications levels and positions in decision-making bodies in research institutions and institutions responsible for science policy.
The Position of Women in Czech Science
2008 Monitoring Report
The number of women working in research in the Czech Republic is low at 25%. In this respect the Czech Republic lags behind the EU average and compared to the new Member States. Moreover, since 2001 the ratio of male and female researchers has remained the same. Vertical and horizontal seggregation of Czech science is great. And how do institutions and individuals react to this situation? The position of women in science has been gradually become a topic which state, research and scientific institutions are slowly starting to pay some attention. However, gender mainstreaming of important strategic and conceptual documents is mininal or non-existent.