This International DaInnovate. Demonstrate. Elevate. Advance. Sustain. (I.D.E.A.S)
February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. focuses on achieving full and equal access in science for women and girls.
Globally 33% of researchers are women, they are awarded less research funding than men and are less likely to be promoted.
The persistent gender gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has been a global issue for many years. Despite women’s advancements in higher education, their representation in STEM remains low.
The Commission on the Status of Women adopted a report in 2011, focusing on women and girls’ access to education, training, and technology. This report stressed the importance of promoting equal opportunities for women in employment and decent work.
In 2013, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the role of science, technology, and innovation in development. This resolution acknowledged that ensuring equal access and participation of women and girls in these fields is crucial for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Gender equality is a fundamental concern for the United Nations. Advancing gender equality and empowering women and girls is critical for not only economic development, but also for achieving the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Meet Catherine Larkin
Catherine runs the The Australian Ocean Lab Community, also known as AusOcean. She is their Operations Manager and Marine Ecologist.
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