Whereas by investing in girls and women with science skills, we can build not only a pipeline of future scientists, engineers, and doctors, but
also create a society of well-informed leaders in business, law, and politics.

Whereas by empowering more women to pursue science and creating a conducive environment for them to succeed, we can collectively:
  • Unlock a tremendous workforce across the globe;
  • Enhance the health and quality of life for millions of women;
  • Increase the economic power and stature, not only for women but also their families and their nations.

Whereas by recognizing and honoring excellence in STEM through the recording women’s contributions and impact on society as leaders,
educators, executives, scientists, and engineer, we can provide role models for future generations.

The vision of the International Day for Women and Girls in Science is to be:
  • Compensated fairly and without discrimination
  • Advanced equitably and without bias
  • Exposed to successful role models in leadership positions
  • Recognized and respected for their scientific and leadership achievements

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science Goals are to:
  • End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls in science everywhere
  • Ensure women in science full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in
    political, economic and public life
  • Adopt and strengthen social policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of women in science equality and the empowerment
    of women in science at all levels
  • Ensure that all girls have free, equitable and quality primary and secondary science education
  • Ensure equal access for all women to affordable and quality scientific technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
  • Substantially increase the number of women in all ages who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for
    employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • Eliminate gender disparities in science education and ensure equal access to all levels of science education and vocational training for
    the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and girls in vulnerable situations
  • Substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries,
    small island developing States and African countries, for women enrolment in science higher education, including vocational training
    and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programs, in developed countries and other
    developing countries
VISION and GOALS
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“Gender, Science and Sustainable Development:
The Impact of Media”
2017
from Vision to Action
International Day of
Women and Girls in Science
February 11
10 February 2017
United Nations Headquarters
Conference Room 3