Gender equality in science: myth, reality and future perspectives

When, local time: 
Thursday, 9 February 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Lucy Hoareau - 01/45683895 -

These round table discussions, organized under the theme: “Gender equality in science: myth, reality and future perspectives” will look at the current situation of women and girls in science and engineering, their empowerment and their visibility as scientists and researchers, as well as the current data and trends on women and girls in in STEM. Speakers will include experts and representatives of scientific networks and NGOs.

The round tables will focus on two topics:
- Session 1: "Beyond the numbers - building capacity and empowering women and girls"
- Session 2: "Women, science and society - the facts"

To attend the event, please register online (

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 a Women in Engineering Workshop: “Think Pink – Hard Hat Challenge” and the exhibition "Infinités Plurielles".