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Breaking the Barriers: A Call to Action for Gender Equity in Science

ByEditor

Feb 12, 2024
Accelerating Action to Close the Gender Gap in Science

The gender disparity in the field of science remains a persistent issue, with only one in three researchers being women globally. Despite some progress, the barriers that female scientists continue to face can discourage girls from pursuing scientific careers and hinder the progress of women in the field.

To address these barriers and build on the key findings and recommendations from the UNESCO Global Forum “The Future for Women and Girls in Science” and the AFNEUS “Women in Science” Congress, an event will be held in celebration of the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This event will unveil the UNESCO Call for Action “Closing the gender gap in science” and provide valuable insights on initiatives, resources, and best practices to put the Call for Action into practice.

The ongoing issue of gender disparity in science is due to numerous barriers that female scientists continue to face. These barriers can discourage girls from pursuing scientific careers and hinder the progress of women in the field. To address this issue, an event will be held to unveil new initiatives, resources, and best practices to put into practice a call for action issued by UNESCO. The event will celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science by bringing together experts from around the world to share their insights on how to close this gap once and for all.

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