The 8th International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS) will be held on February 10, 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The 8th Assembly of IDWGIS will focus on the role of Women and Girls and Sciences as it relates to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) , the 5 focus goals include:
The IDWGIS aims to connect the International Community to Women and Girls in Science, strengthening the ties between science, policy and society for strategies oriented towards the future.
A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields.
Over the last few decades, the world's understanding of climate change has improved exponentially thanks to science, technology and dedication of some of the world's top climate scientists. Women scientists have been on the forefront of climate action. Learn more about the unique contributions to the understanding of the state of our planet and solutions to the climate crisis by female climate scientists on the UN Climate Change website.
Learn more about the important contributions of women in science with the reading list below.