This day is implemented by UNESCO an UN Women in collaboration with
- civil society
- partners (like Zonta International)
that aim to promote women and girls in science.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is of great importance for Zonta.
UNESCO call to action "Closing the Gender Gap in Science" Although Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are widely regarded as critical to national economies, so far most countries, no matter their level of development, have not achieved gender equality in STEM. Only 35% of all students in STEM related fields of study are women
Read more: Closing the Gender Gap in Science: Accelerating Action
Levers for development and peace
This day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. Gender equality is a goal priority for UNESCO, and the support of young girls, their education and their full ability to make their ideas are levers for development and peace.
Read more about this day on the UNESCO Homepage
Here you will also find 'Facts & Figures' about STEM fields.
Read more about this day on the UN Homepage
Read more about this day on the UNWOMEN Homepage
On the UNWOMEN page you can find this link to trello.com with the UNWOMEN package for social media posts on this topic - available in english, french and spanish.