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Int’l Day of Women and Girls in Science observes today


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

11th Feb, 2020. 08:04 pm
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science was marked across the globe on Tuesday, (February 11) including Pakistan with a call to ensure participation of women and girls in the male-dominated field of science through increased investment and giving them opportunities and incentives.

According to the details, On 22 December 2015, the General Assembly decided to establish an annual International Day to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology.

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science. This Day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.

To rise to the challenges of the 21st century, we need to harness our full potential. That requires dismantling gender stereotypes. On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s pledge to end the gender imbalance in science.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

On this occasion United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said that Gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO, and the support of young girls, their education and their full ability to make their ideas heard are levers for development and peace.

 

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