February 11 represents the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. “Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science. In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 (draft A/70/474/Add.2) declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.”
INWES would like to invite its members to celebrate that day by organizing events in their own organizations or communities. These events can include walks, round table discussions, seminars, etc. we encourage all of you to share experiences and continue encouraging girls and women in STEM.
A video is being prepared which will be launched on that day to celebrate INWES will to promote women and girls in STEM. Stay tuned!
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