Women in Science in Developing Countries Still Face Barriers

Women in Science in Developing Countries Still Face Barriers

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In many cases in the developing world, red tape and lack of funding ensure that the best projects go to men. The administrators are not willing to take a risk on a woman, it would seem. Problems get compounded for a woman who already has a family. It would appear almost as if having a child meant that the mother’s time spent with the child would make her lose focus in a field like science which required rigorous attention and discipline. This is a deep-rooted mindset that has been present in most developing nations, most of which have a strongly patriarchal society. Generally, a woman working in a science related field is given less preference when it comes to taking on projects, if she is a divorcee. Again, a victim of social stigma.

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