The ongoing gender disparity in the field of science persists, with only one in three researchers being women globally. Despite some progress, this issue remains a significant challenge that must be addressed to build on the key findings and recommendations from previous events.
To tackle these barriers and promote women’s progress in science, an event will be held in celebration of the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The event will unveil the UNESCO Call for Action “Closing the gender gap in science” and provide valuable insights on initiatives, resources, and best practices to put the Call for Action into practice.
The event is a collaboration between L’Association fédérative nationale des étudiant.e.s universitaires scientifiques (AFNEUS) and other organizations committed to promoting gender equality in science. The event aims to inspire young girls and boys to pursue scientific careers by providing them with role models and mentors who can guide them through the challenges they may face along the way.
Additionally, the event will also highlight successful initiatives that have been implemented by governments and institutions worldwide to close the gender gap in science. These initiatives will provide valuable lessons that can be replicated by other organizations working towards this goal.
Overall, this event represents an opportunity to celebrate women’s contributions to science while also highlighting the work still needed to address gender inequality in this field. By working together towards this goal, we can build a more inclusive and equitable future for all scientists, regardless of their gender.