It has been more than three months since Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine, bringing death, suffering und destruction, radically changing the way of life. While many people have moved to quieter areas of the Ukraine, many have found temporary refuge abroad. The shock of the first weeks of the war is replaced by the need to comprehend the current situation in various contexts, including re-formulating the issue of gender parity in the scientific ethos. This was the main goal of the conference “Voices from Ukraine: History of Women Philosophers and Scientists in a Situation of War”, organized by the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn University (Germany) and the Center for Gender Education of Kharkiv National Medical University (Ukraine).
In total, we heard eight voices from Ukrainian (woman) researchers and scientists, centering their talks all around the impact of the war on women, nature and on the current work in the field of research.
Especially in times like these, cooperation and solidarity are important values that the conference wanted to encourage, strengthening the international academic cooperation between women, and offering a scientific platform for the exchange of ideas of woman scientists in war and their perspectives.