Italy has stopped. It's on lockdown. Everybody is home. Everything is frozen, stuck in a suspended limbo. Life comes out of the daily dimension to enter a new one, timeless and space-less. The empty streets and piazze are the oneiric dream of 60 million Italians. Every aspect of modern life has been affected in the effort to stem the Coronavirus pandemic.
Equality is this year’s theme for International Women Day, #EachForEqual - ‘An equal world is an enabled world’. We chatted with Italian scientist Paola Magni, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science, Murdoch University, Perth & Deputy Dean & Director of SCRIPT at Murdoch University Singapore. Paola is an adamant advocate of women. She challenges the stereotypes reinforcing the importance of diversity, inclusion and equality of female gender in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM). - Photo Martin Jason