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International Day of Women & Girls in Science – 11 02 21
On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, share your stories, celebrate women and girls who are leading innovation and call for actions to remove all barriers that hold them back.
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Between 2014 and 2016 approximately 30% of all female students selected STEM-related fields in higher education, that needs to be higher.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the critical role of women researchers in different stages of the fight against COVID-19, from advancing the knowledge on the virus, to developing techniques for testing, and finally to creating the vaccine against the virus.
At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic also had a significant negative impact on women scientists, particularly affecting those studying or at the early stages of their career.
Against this backdrop, this year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science will address the theme “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19” and will gather together experts working in fields related to the pandemic from different parts of the world.
‘Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development.’ – United Nations
The International Day of Women & Girls in Science supports full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls along with gender equality and female empowerment.
Virtual STEM Ambassadors
Did you know that STEM ambassadors are offering virtual activities to schools? Introduce your learners to a real scientist and inspire them! More…
STEM Ambassador Q & A Video
Take a look at this Q & A Session for the International Day of Women & Girls in Science from STEM Ambassador, Josie Cheeseman. Why not share it with your class?
STEM Ambassador Spotlights
Teachers can use our STEM Ambassador Spotlights as an activity.
Learners can discover more about STEM experts, STEM careers & take an ambassador challenge!