DCA has the pleasure of joining the rest of the world to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
February 15, 2021
DCA has the pleasure of joining the rest of the world to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The world needs science, and science needs women. This is another opportunity to commit to ending the stereotypes, gender bias and discrimination that hold women and girls back from careers in Science, Tech, Engineering and Math. Over the last year, #COVID19 has clearly demonstrated the critical role of women scientists in different stages of the pandemic; from advancing research, to developing testing techniques, and finally, to the creation of a vaccine against the virus. We can all do our part to draw attention to the systematic barriers and long-standing biases that continue to prevent girls from becoming #WomenInScience.
Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development.
On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls set aside this day to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
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.
This year’s theme is, “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.”
It will be sixth International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly whose theme will be Beyond the Borders: Equality in Science for Society, with a special focus on the value of the social aspects and cultural dimensions in Science, Technology and Innovation to enhance sustainable development programs.