Today we’re celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science.
Debunking the myths that girls do not like the sciences and other gender stereotypes, along with investment in teachers, can reverse these trends.
We know here in Australia it’s vital that we continue to encourage women and girls to take up the sciences, engineering and mathematics. It especially important when you consider that there are fewer people entering the medical sciences with growing concerns about staff shortages in medical sciences.
For these reasons and more, the Union will be celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. You can show your support by sharing our special graphic below on your favourite social media outlet.