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  • Lori Lindsay

The world needs science, and science needs women and girls

International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

February 11, 2022

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past decades, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet, women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science.

In a push toward empowerment to achieve full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls, The United Nations General Assembly declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in 2015.

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