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"Last year, I spoke about turning a dream into reality, and this
year, we are moving from reality into a year of implementation
and strong commitment to support women and girls in
science and in science education for the SDGs and beyond...  
With our presence at the United Nations, we have been
writing future history, and today is part of our idea of creating
history sooner than later...

Today we celebrate the achievements of women, known and
unknown, remembered and forgotten, who have forged the
way for those of us in science today. The International Day of
Women and Girls in Science logo depicts just this...
2016 THEME:
Transforming the World: Parity in Science
H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the
Republic of Cyprus, Recognizes the Role of RASIT
in His Video Message.
H.E. Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa
Rica, Recognizes the Role of RASIT in His Video
H.E. Ms. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of
the Republic of Malta, Recognizes the Role of
RASIT in Her Video Message.
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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
International Day of
Women and Girls in Science
اليوم الدولي للمرأة والفتاة في ميدان العلوم
2017 THEME:
Gender, Science & Sustainable Development: The Impact of Media
in the NEWS

9 - 11 February

"Women & Girls in Science
Peace and Development"

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Women in Innovation and Connectivity:
The Role of the Private Sector

(High-Level Event during the ECOSOC Science, Technology and Innovation Forum)

Date:   15th May 2017                  Time:   15.00 – 18.00
Venue:  Conference Room 11, United Nations Headquarters., New York

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Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General
Assembly, inaugurate the second commemoration of the International Day of Women
& Girls in Science.
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Government of Canada launches campaign to encourage young women to choose
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Council of the Baltic Sea States Science Day Paves the Way for Enhanced Science
and Research Cooperation.
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Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat Director General’s Statement on the
International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
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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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UN TV marks the International Day of Women & Girls in Science, with the story of
Katherine Jin - a young female scientist and how her scientific invention helps
safeguard health workers.  
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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.
Highlights from around the World

"On this International Day, I urge commitment
to end bias, greater investments in science,
technology, engineering and math education
for all women and girls as well as
opportunities for their careers and longer-
term professional advancement so that all
can benefit from their ground-breaking future
    António Guterres
    UN Secretary-General
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"Last year, my colleague Prince Zain El-Hashemite in his speech asked all boys and
men to make a pledge to support girls and women in science... I am the first Girls 4
Girls Spokesperson for RASIT. My first activity for RASIT is to start a viral campaign for
spreading knowledge about the rights of girls in education and science, in support of
sustainable development...  I would like to invite you all to send your video that shows
your thoughts, experiences, and efforts in helping girls in science".
    --- Talya Ozdemir
Heriot-Watt University continues for the 2nd year to carry out activities designed to
show girls and young women just what’s possible. University's staff and students
delivered a number of events.

Professor Derryck Reid favorite female scientist is Ada Lovelace, who wrote the first
computer program, on Babbage’s mechanical analytical engine.  Without her we
wouldn’t have Google, iPhones or Windows.
"The world has witnessed truly extraordinary responses to the International Day of
Women and Girls in Science Commemorated annually on February 11"
    -- Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite

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Click here to know more about the "Girls in Science Campaign
Video Messages from World Leaders
Today the UN system recognizes women and girls in science, and that recognition will be
the spark for women and girls to empower themselves to aim for the highest trajectory
possible... Today, and more than ever, the voices of women and girls in science is heard at
the UN system. However, we need the voices of women and girls in science to be heard by
every person around the world, and this can only be done through media.."
        Princess Dr Nisreen El-Hashemite
        Executive Director, RASIT
Gale A. Brewer, President of
Borough of Manhattan,
Proclaim February 11th the
Princess Nisreen El-Hashemite
Appreciation Day.
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Senator Schumer
Congratulates RASIT and its
leadership on Behalf of All
New Yorkers.
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Mayor of New York City
Applauds & Commends
RASIT for its Role in the
International Day of Women
& Girls in Science.
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Senator Liz Krueger of New
York, issues a Legislative
Resolution in Recognition of
the International Day of
Women & Girls in Science
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Proclamations from New York Politicians
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