The issue of gender equality in the nuclear sector was discussed at the online meeting of the Working Group on Nuclear Radiological Safety. The webinar focused on strengthening and maintaining nuclear security, in particular through gender parity.
During the discussion of problematic issues related to the representation of women in the field of nuclear safety, the President of WiN Ukraine Margaryta Rayets reported on the general situation with gender equality in Ukraine, in
particularly in the nuclear field.
Natalia Klos, Director of Regional Cooperation at WiN Ukraine, presented statistics illustrating the percentage of men and women in the workforce and management of the nuclear sector.
The webinar participants also discussed the main reasons for the under-representation of women in the field of nuclear security and most effective actions to address this problem.