The International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019 - Balancing the gender scale among researchers

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The International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019 - Balancing the gender scale among researchers

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated each year on 11 February since 2015, when it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. This Day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened. The celebration is led by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners that promote women and girls' access to and participation in science.

To commemorate this day UNESCO Bangkok AIMS has produced this fact sheet on the situation of female researchers in science and technology for Asia-Pacific.

 

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