International Day of Women and Girls in Science
2019 Theme: “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth”
Women and girls continue to be systematically underrepresented as users and leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Only 17 women have won a Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry or medicine since Marie Curie in 1903, compared to 572 men. Only 28% of all of the world’s researchers are women. (1)
Use the hashtag #WomenInScience with messages that defy gender stereotypes and spread the word on the need to include more women and girls in STEM fields!
Education students might also want to take a look at the UN blog post “Devoted to discovery: seven women scientists who have shaped our world” which is intended to inspire young girls to take up scientific careers.
- UNESCO. 2017. Cracking the code: girls’ and women’s education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Available at: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000253479