International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is a celebration every year on 11th February. Further, Himalai IAS Coaching Centre in Bangalore spread awareness about social responsibility current events for the civil service exams like IAS exams, KAS exams, IES exams, and other competitive exams.To know more about  about UPSC exams click here.

History of  International Day of Women and Girls in Science

  • The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an implementation by UNESCO and UN-Women.
  • On 22 December 2015, the General Assembly decides to establish an annual International Day.
  • Further, to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology day is followed.
  • In addition, many institutions and civil society partners collaborated to promote women and girls in science. 
  • Besides, this Day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to participation in science for women and girls.
  • Subsequently, Gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science Significance

  • Most importantly, the day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities.
  • Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women to participate in all the fields.
  • Further, Science and Gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals
  • Besides, 2030 Agenda is the Sustainable Development of our country supporting women.
  • From the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in the science field to bring equality.
  • A study conducted in 14 countries about the probability for females graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree in a science-related field is 18% 8% and 2% respectively.
  • Whereas the percentages of male students are 37%, 18%, and 6% respectively.

International Women and Girls Science Day Theme

  • In particular, the theme of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020 is Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth. 
  • Besides, the themes for 2019 is for a special focus on Science Education SDG 4.
  • To promote learning science reforming the science curriculum.
  • To prove quality and prepared teachers for every child to include increasing the number of women and other underrepresented demographic role models for students to equality.
  • To make the transition of girls from school to higher education identifying factors influencing participation in science, engineering, and technology.

A framework of Agenda 2030 aims to ensure women capture at least 30% of the world’s resources to bring balance to decision making and power with purpose, compassion, and creativity.

In conclusion, Himalai wants to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science as a part of Our India With World Events.