International Day Of Women & Girls In Science

Posted by | Feb 11, 2022 |

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

11th February 2022

To achieve full and equal access to and participation in Science for women and girls and achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in December 2013 declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

The global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science, but they continue to be excluded from participating freely in science.

A significant gender gap has persisted at all levels of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and even though women have increased their participation in higher education they are still under-represented in these fields.

They account for only 28% of engineering graduates and 40%of graduates in Computer Science and Informatics.

They have less paid careers and are often passed over for promotion.

Education, one of the four priorities of IIW Presidential Theme 2021-2022 “Pink First”, suggests to promote Women and Girls in Science and Technology.

This day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation for women and girls.

Ebe Panitteri Martines

IIW President 2021-22