International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February 2020
- 6 February 2020
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science aims to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women and girls in science. Participation rates of women and girls are still low with 30% of researchers worldwide women and about 36% in Ireland (UNESCO, 2018) and about 30% of female students selected STEM courses with fewer in ICT, maths & stats and engineering. Being seen and heard matters yet only 12% of screen characters with a STEM related job are women (Geena Davis Institute, 2015).
This year, 2020, it will be celebrated with the 5th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly at the United Nations HQ on 11-12 February 2020.