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International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia
Международный день женщин и девочек в науке
Journée Internationale des Femmes et des Filles de Science
اليوم الدولي للمرأة والفتاة في ميدان العلوم
8 - 9 February 2018
United Nations Headquarters - New York City
The role that women in science can play at all levels has become a priority on the science agendas of many national and international political institutions. Although the
number of female science graduates has increased, true equality and parity in science has not yet been achieved.

Over the past 25 years, the United Nations and its agencies have realized the gender-gap in science; however, the advancement of women and girls in science has not only
stalled, but the international community is seeing a recidivist slide backwards.

The question to be asked is "Why?" Why have there been so few female scientists chosen to speak at high-level events, or selected to take part in international decision-
making bodies, or to deal with policy formulation?

The 2018 International Day of Women and Girls in Science Forum (IDWGS-2018) aims to mobilize women in science expertise from a wide range of disciplines that can
contribute to achieving sustainable development goals. It will explore innovative ways to measure and assess data produced by International Organizations. The Forum will
also provide a unique opportunity for policy-makers and women in science experts to propose International Framework and Action Plan for Equality and Parity in Science.
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