On the occasion of the thesis defense taking place at the University of the West Indies, Marion Paoletti – the Scientific Coordinator of RESET was invited by the director of the Caribbean Laboratory of Social Sciences (LC2S), to present the project. The thesis itself was devoted to “Martinican masculinities”. The main topics of RESET – Gender Equality, Intersectionality and Scientific Excellence are of particular interest to axis 3 of the FRACA team (“Borders in the Caribbean and the Americas. Belonging, Gender, History (s), Representations) – “Gender and Society in the Caribbean”.
Beyond the overall presentation of the RESET project, Marion Paoletti focused her presentation on the “Mainstreaming the Gender dimension in the design of research activities and products” and initiated a discussion around one of the outputs of the project – GIA (Gender Impact Assessment) checklist. This checklist does not only allow to take into account gender perspective in research, but also provides a list of questions to be put while carrying out research activities from the moment of conception to the dissemination of results. This tool aroused a keen interest of participants and fueled a debate related to the issues of disability and intersectionality and their considerations within the RESET.