As we approach our 10-year anniversary in April 2024, we are thrilled to announce that GAP hit one million users at the end of 2023. This milestone signifies the impact of GAP’s research translation on practitioners, policymakers, and journalists who we’ve enabled to advance gender equity in their local contexts. Thank you to our GAP community, including technical writers, content editors, and interns, for playing a vital role in ensuring our summaries are accessible, usable, and impactful.
How has GAP been utilized by our audience? Here are a few examples: GAP was used by media writing about a law passed in India, by a state university human resources department looking to help faculty negotiate, by a national government building a climate action plan, and by those seeking to learn about a new Nobel Prize-winner's research.
Read more about these examples of GAP’s wide impact below!
- Harvard economist and longtime WAPPP collaborator Claudia Goldin won the Nobel Prize in Economics this fall for research on women in the workforce. One of her most groundbreaking studies, Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of “Blind” Auditions on Female Musicians, is also one of our most-viewed GAP summaries with over 100,000 views.
- When India passed a law in September on parliamentary gender quotas, Vox journalists analyzing the law's potential impact used two GAP studies—Political Reservation and Substantive Representation and Female Leadership Raises Aspirations and Educational Attainment for Girls—to give readers evidence-based context for this issue.
- The Kosovo Energy Sector Gender and Youth Analysis and Action Plan sponsored by USAID incorporated a GAP study, Gender Quotas Increase the Equality and Effectiveness of Climate Policy Interventions, into its body of research to illustrate the importance of having women as part of decision-making groups on climate issues.
- The Human Resources department at the University of Arizona shares resources online for prospective faculty. One of their negotiation resources is a GAP summary co-authored by WAPPP Co-Director Hannah Riley Bowles, How Can Women Escape the Compensation Negotiation Dilemma?, readable by all prospective UArizona faculty and anyone else seeking negotiation tips.
- The STEM Teaching Tools from the United States National Science Foundation provides vital advice for educators on teaching inclusive and accurate science. This resource incorporates a GAP summary, The Effects of Gender Neuroessentialism on Transprejudice: An Experimental Study, so educators can better understand how to present gender, sex, and sexuality to students in a way that is both inclusive and accurate.
- The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation provides an Empowering Change tool to help policy professionals identify and explore their gender analysis skills as they relate to public policy. This resource links to GAP as a tool professionals can use to build their knowledge, skills, and confidence regarding gender policy.