Gender Equality Committee (GEC)

The mission of the GEC Committee is to encourage promotion of women immunologists around the world and to help with career development issues of women and young scientists.

What is the GEC?

This is the newest IUIS Committee established at the 2010 IUIS Council meeting in Kobe, Japan. The mission of the Committee is to encourage promotion of women immunologists around the world and to help with career development issues of women and young scientists. 


Field of action

We monitor various activities around the world of organizations devoted to these topics and publicize those that are important to our mission. The Committee encourages and offers assistance to IUIS member societies to undertake activities that promote gender equality. The Committee compiles and maintains current a list of outstanding women immunologists around the world, both young and established scientists, to aid organizers of important international meetings in selecting women speakers and assuring their proper representation. The Committee supports attendance of women trainees at various courses, in collaboration with other IUIS Committees, in particular the Education Committee. The Committee organizes various educational and networking activities for women and trainees in association with IUIS member societies and Federations during their meetings and congresses.


GEC Awareness Activities

Choose to Challenge

Resources

List of reports

Committee Report 2023

Committee Report 2021-2022

Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES) Annual Report 2023

Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2015 

GEC Chair’s report 2014

GEC Chair’s report 2013

GEC Chair’s report 2012

GEC Chair’s report 2011


Menarini Prize for Outstanding Woman Immunologist

Congratulations! IUIS and its Gender Equality Committee (GEC) are pleased to announce Dr. Diane Mathis as the…

Funding Opportunity from IUIS and FOCIS for Young Immunologists from the Developing World

Advanced Course in Basic & Clinical Immunology26 February – 1 March 2023Estancia La Jolla Resort…

IUIS-GEC National Gender Equality Campaign – Competition4ideas

The International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) and its Gender Equality Committee (GEC) are launching…

11Jul2023
Travel Award – IUIS/AAI Summer Introductory Course in Immunology

The IUIS Education (EDU) and Gender Equality and Career Development (GEC) Committees and the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) are pleased to…

23Jul2023
Travel Award – IUIS/AAI Summer Advanced Course in Immunology

The IUIS Education (EDU) and Gender Equality and Career Development (GEC) Committees and the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) are pleased to…

IUIS/AAI AWARDS: SUMMER COURSES in IMMUNOLOGY

The IUIS Education (EDU) and Gender Equality (GEC) Committees and the American Association of Immunologists…

GEC announces the Competition-4-Ideas Winners

The International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) and its Gender Equality Committee (GEC) have initiated…

Funding Opportunity from IUIS and FOCIS for Young Immunologists from the Developing World

Application deadline: November 1, 2023, in order to allow time for the US visa for…


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