Gender equality in science: myth, reality and future perspectives

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These round table discussions, organized under the theme: “Gender equality in science: myth, reality and future perspectives” will look at the current situation of women and girls in science and engineering, their empowerment and their visibility as scientists and researchers, as well as the current data and trends on women and girls in in STEM. Speakers will include experts and representatives of scientific networks and NGOs.

The round tables will focus on two topics:
- Session 1: "Beyond the numbers - building capacity and empowering women and girls"
- Session 2: "Women, science and society - the facts"

To attend the event, please register online (https://en.unesco.org/feedback/women-and-girls-in-science)

In 2015 the UN General Assembly has declared 11th February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Document A/70/474/Add.2), in order to emphasize the need to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, crucial to reaching the targets of the Agenda 2030.

This year marks the second celebration of this Day, led by UNESCO and UN-Women.
The commemoration at UNESCO Headquarters also includes a Women in Engineering Workshop: “Think Pink – Hard Hat Challenge” and the exhibition "Infinités Plurielles".


Details

Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 09.02.2017 09:00 local time
End 09.02.2017 13:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Hoareau, Lucy
Organizer
Contact Lucy Hoareau - 01/45683895 - l.hoareau@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Link 1 Online registration
Link 2 Roundtable agenda (pdf)
Link 3 Women in Engineering Workshop: “Think Pink – Hard Hat Challenge”
Link 4 Exhibition "Infinites Plurielles"

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