International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022
The United Nations have declared February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science pointing to ensure full and equal access to and contribution in science for women and girls.
Full and equal access and participation for women and girls in science is a must for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
According to a UN study from 14 countries, the probability for female students graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in science is 18%, while the male equivalent is 37%.
The resolution states that women continue to be omitted from contributing fully to the economy even though represent half of the world's population and that women have a vital role to play and a right to partake in sustainable development policies, programs, and decision-making at all levels.
Science and gender equality are both crucial for the achievement of internationally agreed developmental goals, including the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are a universal call to end poverty, protect the planet, and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.
To enhance the involvement of women and to eliminate the biases that shroud the industry, it is significant to address these issues and actively take steps to promote the participation of women.