The gender disparity in the field of science is a persistent issue, with only one in three researchers being women globally. Despite some progress, this ongoing problem is due to numerous barriers that female scientists continue to face. These barriers can discourage girls from pursuing scientific careers and hinder the progress of women in the field.
To address these challenges and build on key findings and recommendations from previous events such as the UNESCO Global Forum “The Future for Women and Girls in Science” and the AFNEUS “Women in Science” Congress, an event in collaboration with L’Association fédérative nationale des étudiant.e.s universitaires scientifiques (AFNEUS) will be held on International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024. This event will also reveal 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.
This event will bring together experts from various fields to discuss solutions to the challenges faced by women scientists. It will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about best practices, share experiences, and explore resources available to them. The event will also highlight success stories of women who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.
In addition to providing valuable insights, this event aims to inspire young girls who are interested in pursuing scientific careers. Through interactive workshops, presentations, and discussions, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to succeed as a scientist.
Overall, this event represents an important step towards closing the gender gap in science. By bringing together experts from around the world and inspiring young girls, we can create a more diverse and inclusive scientific community that drives innovation and progress.
In conclusion, it is essential that we continue our efforts towards building a more equitable future for women scientists. By addressing these challenges head-on and working together towards a common goal, we can create a brighter future for all members of our scientific community.