Exhibition "Infinités Plurielles"

When, local time: 
Thursday, 9 February 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 9:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Exhibition
Contact: 
Lucy Hoareau - 01/45683895 - l.hoareau@unesco.org

This exhibition, created by Marie-Hélène le Ny, features women who are pursuing scientific careers in fields dominated by men, to enable new role models to emerge.

The exhibition will comprise 25 panels, displayed on the fences of UNESCO Headquarters, depicting portraits of an array of women in different spheres of science, along with their testimonies and inspirational quotes by them in English and French. The panels are drawn from a collection entitled: INFINITES PLURIELLES.

The fence exhibition is being co-organized with an external partner and benefits from the patronage of the French National Commission for UNESCO. It will be set along UNESCO’s fence on Avenue Suffren.

In 2015 the UN General Assembly has declared 11th February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Document A/70/474/Add.2), in order to emphasize the need to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, crucial to reaching the targets of the Agenda 2030.

This year marks the second celebration of this Day, led by UNESCO and UN-Women.
The commemoration at UNESCO Headquarters also includes round tables on the thème "Gender equality in science: myth, reality and future perspectives" and a Women in Engineering Workshop: “Think Pink – Hard Hat Challenge”.