International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International women and girls science day celebrated each year on 11th February, Science and gender equality are both vital for sustainable development to spread awareness science day. Himalai IAS Coaching Centre in Bangalore aims is to bring awareness about current affairs for the Civil Services Exam like IAS exam, KAS exam, banking exam.

Women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women to participate in all the fields.

  • Internationally Science and Gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development our country by supporting women.
  • From past 15 years the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science field to bring equality. A study conducted in 14 countries about the probability for female graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree in science-related field are 18% 8% and 2% respectively, where as the percentages of male students are 37%, 18% and 6% respectively.
  • The International Day of Women and Girls in Science adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote full and equal access to participation in science for women and girls for the equality.
  • International science 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 nation.
  • The International women and girls for science celebration is led by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration with civil society partners and institutions that promote women and girls’ access to and participation in the science and technology field.
  • The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to bring awareness and equality.
  • To achieve full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls for sustainable development.

The Theme of International women and girls science day 2019:

  • For special focus on Science Education SDG 4.
  • To promote learning science reforming the science curriculum the way it
    is practiced and experienced in the real world by real engineers and scientists.
  • 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 the equality.
  • To make girls transition from school to higher education identifying factors influencing participation in science, engineering and technology as underrepresented populations.

Inclusive Science for Achieving Implementation of the 2030 Agenda through a “One UN” lens Promoting Integrated Policies for Investment.

Framework of Agenda 2030 that 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.