Today, Tuesday 11th February, is an International Day to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. It is a day to bring awareness to the gender divide within this career path and to encourage a strengthened female participation.
The worldwide student enrolment rate for girls and women for courses in engineering, manufacturing and construction is 8%.
Science and gender equality are both vital in the United Nation’s Sustainability development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Statistics sources: United Nations