These are the terms of reference for a scoping study that PASGR wishes to commission to help it understand the current level of female involvement in social science research and graduate level education and the range and nature of barriers faced by women researchers, teaching staff and graduate students. It also wishes to understand what strategies and practices have been employed by research organisations and universities to address gender barriers and the extent to which these have been successful. PASGR also wishes to understand what tools and approaches have been used within existing African research networks to ensure that gender issues have been adequately factored into research.
PASGR. Study of gender barriers faced by African women in graduate programmes and research in social sciences. (2011)