International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Thursday 11th February marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day recognises the critical role women and girls play in Science and Technology and focuses on the reality that Science and gender equality are both vital for the development and achievement of ground-breaking research.
This day is an opportunity to demolish stereotypes, defy gender biases and defeat discrimination that hold women and girls back in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. It is a day to promote full and equal access to and participation in Science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women.