On December 22nd 2015, the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
adopted a groundbreaking resolution to establish an annual International Day of Women
and Girls in Science. This resolution demonstrates the commitment of Member States
to achieving gender equality for women in science which remains a major challenge.
Inequality hinders the capacity of nations to unlock the full transformative contribution
which women in science can make to our world.
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|From Dream to Reality
It starts with an individual action
That leads to collective power, and translates to exponential impact!
"An International Day for Women and Girls in Science
would add prestige to the scientific achievements within
the UN system, in national contexts, in universities and
non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
Women in Science talents, perspectives, work methods
and skills could be recognized worldwide on such a day
for wide impact. Promotion of education for women in
science and for their entry into scientific careers will also
serve to build inclusive institutional climates within all
countries, and allow policies and procedures to be
crafted for gender equality, leadership training, and
Princess Dr Nisreen El-Hashemite
Executive Director, RASIT
RASIT partnership with the Government of
Malta truly is one of global partnership, that
elusive SDG 17.
International Day of
Women & Girls in Science
|Día Internacional de la
Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia
женщин и девочек в науке
|Journée Internationale des
Femmes et des Filles de Science
|International Day of
Women and Girls in Science
اليوم الدولي للمرأة والفتاة في ميدان العلوم
Living up to the United Nations Secretary-General's guiding principle of "Leaving
No-One Behind" necessitates the understanding that demography matters for
sustainable development and that population dynamics will shape the key
developmental challenges that the world in confronting in the 21st century. If our
ambition is to "Build the Future We Want", we must address Parity in Science for
Sustainable Development and accept that Science is for all.