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International Day of Women and Girls in Science is a global observance aimed at recognizing and promoting the critical role that women and girls play in science and technology. This event endeavours to challenge gender bias and inequality, and advocate for full and equal access to participation in science for women and girls. It sheds light on female scientists' achievements, encourages more representation in STEM fields, where they are traditionally underrepresented, and inspires future generations.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was legitimately declared by the United Nations General Assembly to be celebrated worldwide on the 11th of February, starting from 2015. In the European Union, the observance is of particular importance given the Union's commitment to gender equality and scientific and technological innovation. The EU has implemented laws and policies to eliminate gender discrimination in education, employment, and career advancement. Despite this, women in the EU are still underrepresented in scientific research and development. This day serves as a reminder of the need for continued efforts to empower women and girls in scientific disciplines across the EU member states.
The observance of International Day of Women and Girls in Science in the European Union typically involves conferences, debates, and workshops. These events are often spearheaded by various governmental bodies, NGOs, and scientific institutions with activities in schools and universities to promote gender equality in science education. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) actively promotes this day, inviting all stakeholders to reaffirm their commitment to creating stronger gender equality in science and technology. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is observed on the 11th of February each year, the same day as the rest of the world.
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References and related siteswww.womeninscienceday.org: International Day of Women and Girls in Science www.un.org: UN Women ncses.nsf.gov: The State of US Science & Engineering