International day of Women and Girls in Science

​On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrating the theme, 'Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth'.
 
The Day focuses on the reality that science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, long-standing biases and gender stereotypes are steering girls and women away from science related fields.
 
The involvement and participation of women in the scientific field is essential for the empowerment of women and to achieve gender equality.

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