The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed annually on February 11th, aims to encourage full and equal participation in science by women and girls. It’s a day to honor the contribution that women and girls make to the fields of science and technology.
Women make up only 35% of students majoring in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Recent studies have shown that women typically earn less than men in similar professions. Women may be less prevalent in the fields of science and technology, but their contributions to research and discoveries are no less significant.
The General Assembly recognized in a resolution on science, technology, and innovation for development adopted on December 20, 2013, that women and girls should have full and equal access to and participation in science, technology, and innovation in order to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. It is necessary for girls and women of all ages.
Gender Equality In Scientific Fields
The eighth assembly will be bringing women in science, youth, experts, and professionals together with multi-stakeholder in dialogues and discussions for identifying conditions and tools to put science, technology, and innovation at the heart of sustainable development programs, international relations, and public and private sectors strategies and implementation plans.
The policymakers will be assisted at all levels whether in public or private sectors, for evolving a more mature relationship between science, policy, and society for strategies that they can commit to for the future.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2023
This year’s The International Day of Women and Girls in Science aims to develop the connections between research, politics, and society for future-focused policies by connecting the global world to women and girls in science. In order to address the opportunities and difficulties related to the SDGs, the UN will present best practices, strategies, and practical solutions. Additionally, there will be a science workshop for blind girls and a presentation on “Science in Braille: Making Science Accessible” by blind scientists. For the first time, this workshop and session will be held.
The United Nations states that “gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will make a crucial contribution not only to the global economy but also to progress across all of the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”