The IDAEA supports the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”

8th February 2019

Currently, women and girls encounter barriers of many types, sometimes very subtle, that make their presence in science difficult. This inequality is evident in the choice of studies by girls and it becomes more acute as they advance in scientific and technological careers. With the objective of achieving full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, on December 15, 2015 the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed February 11 of each year as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

The Advisory Committee of the President of the CSIC “Women and Science” has proposed to all the Institutes, Centers and Units of the CSIC, as requested last year, to take a photograph with all the women of their respective centers, and that this be the welcome image on the website of each Institute during the days 8 to 15 February 2019, both inclusive.

The objective is to give visibility to our Organization in its support for the participation of women and girls in science.

“International Day of Women and Girls in Science” website

 

Declaration of the Organization of the United Nations:

“The United Nations invites all Member States, all organizations and bodies of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, the private sector and the academic world, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science appropriately, in particular through education and public awareness activities in order to promote the full and equal participation of women and men. girls in education, training, employment and decision-making processes in science, eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, including in the fields of education and employment, and circumvent legal, economic, social and cultural issues through, inter alia, the promotion of the establishment of policies and curricula in the field of science, including school programs, as appropriate, to encourage greater participation of women and girls, promote career advancement of women in science and recognize women’s achievements in science. ”

At a time when most of the challenges we face (energy crisis, environmental crisis, food crisis, challenges in medicine and quality of life …) depend on Science and Technology, we can not afford to do without the talent of half the population.

 

«On this International Day, I urge you to make a commitment to end prejudice, to invest more in STEM education for all women and girls, and to be offered opportunities to improve their career prospects and their longer-term professional development, so that all people can benefit from their innovative contributions in the future». – General Secretary, António Guterres

Mosaic created by the Communications Committee on the occasion of International Women’s Day and Girls in Science

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