The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated annually on February 11, starting from 2016, according to the UN decision. The celebration of such an important day is held by UNESCO and UN Women.

Science and gender equality are key elements of the SDG process in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made significant strides in involving women and girls in science. However, women and girls still participate very little in science: less than 30% of researchers all over the world – women. “To meet the great challenges of the twenty – first century, from climate change to technological development, we must rely on scientific evidence and use all available resources,” says UNESCO Director – General Audrey Azoulay. “Therefore, the world should not neglect the intellectual potential and creativity of thousands of women who are victims of deep-rooted prejudice and inequality.”

Так, на собственном примере важность вопроса гендерного равенства, равного доступа к науке и девочек и мальчиков, показывает молодая казахстанская исследовательница, ученый-генетик Амина Хаметова. 

Делитесь собственными историями, снимите короткое видео о себе и о той области в науке, которой вы занимаетесь, тем самым вы вдохновите девочек и молодых девушек разрушить стереотипы и сломать барьеры. Участвуйте в Challenge

Thus, the importance of the issue of gender equality, equal access to science for both girls and boys, is shown by a young Kazakh researcher, geneticist Amina Khametova.

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