International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science aims both to acknowledge the role of women scientists in the development of new knowledge and to inspire and promote the participation of more women and girls in science.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science aims both to acknowledge the role of women scientists in the development of new knowledge and to inspire and promote the participation of more women and girls in science. The Glass Ceiling Index, which illustrates the challenges women face as they progress up the research career ladder compared to men, indicates that there is still some way to go before there is effective equality. Women's presence in scientific careers is marked by a steady decline in proportion in the more advanced stages of research careers. Various studies point out that, during the course of their trajectory, women scientists have to overcome barriers such as precariousness, lack of a real work-life balance and bias in their research path, which leads to unequal recognition of their professional achievements and translates into a clear drop in opportunities for job consolidation. As the president of the CSIC, Rosa Menéndez, points out in the recent "Report on Women Researchers", the CSIC is committed to eliminating all barriers that women encounter in the development of their scientific careers. At the CSIC's Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology we want to highlight the great array of research to which our female colleagues contribute and, to this end, we have organised talks and activities across educational centres in the Canary Islands and mainland Spain over the next few weeks.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an initiative promoted by the United Nations that acknowledges the role of women and girls not only as beneficiaries of science, but also as agents of change who will contribute to accelerating progress towards the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. UN Secretary-General António Guterres urges all of society to work harder to "create a world where women can fulfil their true potential and where today's girls lead tomorrow's scientific breakthroughs and innovation, so that the future is just and sustainable for all."
Enlaces de interés:
Spanish platform for #11F
United Nations website for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
CSIC's 2020 Women Researchers Report