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International Day of Women and Girls in Science
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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
妇女和女童参与科学国际日
اليوم الدولي للمرأة والفتاة في ميدان العلوم
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?  
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In celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Vijnana Bharati,
ARSD College, University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - India
are organizing series of events and lectures dedicated to role of women and girls in
sciences.  A month long programme is scheduled which includes a conference on the
theme of women for science-science for women, a two-day health camp in four
colleges of Delhi University for analysing the Vitamin-D levels in young women & girls,
and celebration of International Day of Women. For Further Information
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The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai - India organizes an annual event,
Science at the Sabha. The main program consists of four talks on science addressed
to the general public by eminent working scientists. Further IMSc is partnering with The
Life of Science to feature 13 Indian Women in Science. The exhibition will be displayed
in the foyer of the venue for Science at the Sabha, The Music Academy, from 2pm - 8pm
on 11th February 2018. For Further Information
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Universidad Europea de Madrid named the science laboratories after women
scientists, with a video campaign prepared by young women engineers explaining the
story of these scientists. For Further Information
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On the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Immaginario
Scientifico Science Centre in Trieste of Italy is organizing different activities that will be
run by a women-only staff. For Further Information
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In commemorating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Leiden
University of the Netherlands is organizing a Public Event on Sunday 11 February 2018.  
All are invited. For Further Information
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The Czech Technical University in Prague is organizing a Particle Physics
Masterclasses for Girls on occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in
Science. Particle physics is one of the most important emerging fields in science.
Duringa Masterclass, high-school students get the chance to explore this field of cutting
edge physics: They can work with recent data from experiments at CERN´s Large
Hadron Collider, or LHC, under the supervision of physicists. Most activities during the
Masterclass are led by female scientists to show that physics is a field where women
are part of the community and to encourage girls to undertake a job in scientific
research. Within a scientific program, also a dedicated discussion how to overcome
possible obstacles that women might face during a scientific carrier takes place. For
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On occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Spanish
Center for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT) is organizing different events
at its Madrid headquarters. For Further Information
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Through February 2018, members of the Environment Agency of United Kingdom are
highlighting the contribution made by female scientists nationwide, as part of
International Women in and Girls in Science. The event aims to: celebrate the Agency’s
women scientists, describe what it means to be a scientist and the variety of career
pathways, and promote science as a career to women, both within and outside the
Environment Agency. For Further Information
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The Society of Taiwan Women in Science and Technology is promoting the International
Day of Women and Girls in Science, through forming an alliance of Taiwan girls senior
high schools' principles.  Activities aim to emphasize that women and girls can devote
and contribute in science. For Further Information,
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HRH Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite Promoting International Day of Women & Girls
in Science on CNBC TV.  
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UN Radio Celebrates the International Day of Women & Girls in Science.  Interview with
Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite.  
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The Power of Mentorship, a video titles "Creating Space for Everyone in Science” by
Intize, Sweden.
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Talya Ozdemir, Girls 4 Girls in Science Spokesperson, is selected by Turkish Public
Survey as one of the most 30 influential females in Turkey.
“Equality and Parity in Science for Peace and Development”
8 - 9 February 2018
ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters - New York City

Programme Agenda
You can follow the event LIVE on UN Web TV