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International Day of Women and Girls in Science - 11 February

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by Impactpool

Published on: 11 February 2019

On February 11, Impactpool commemorates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! This annual International Day is implemented by UNESCO and UN Women to acknowledge the importance of participation of women and girls in technology and science. This fourth International Day of Women and Girls in Science assembly is focusing firmly on: “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth”. 

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The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated each year on 11 February, was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. This Day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened. The celebration is led by UNESCO and UN Women, in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners that promote women and girls' access to and participation in science.

Science and gender equality are both vital for sustainable development. Yet women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science: less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women.

Tackling some of the greatest challenges of the Agenda for Sustainable Development -- from improving health to combatting climate change -- will rely on harnessing all talent. That means getting more women working in these fields. Diversity in research expands the pool of talented researchers, bringing in fresh perspectives, talent, and creativity

Read more about the International Day of Woman and Girls in Science and the programme. 

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Impactpool takes gender parity very seriously. With our WIT4Impact (Women in Tech for impact) campaign we've gathered top talents to tackle global challenges like gender parity. Read more about the WIT4impact campaign and join our WIT4Impact talent pool!  

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