09 February 2024

Paris (75) and online

Closing the Gender Gap in Science: Accelerating Action

UNESCO, in collaboration with the French National Federative Association of University Science Students (AFNEUS), and the support and the participation of INRAE is organizing an event on the occasion of the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 9. The event will gather Member States, scientists, stakeholders and UNESCO scientific networks and Chairs, as well as students.

illustration Closing the Gender Gap in Science: Accelerating Action
© Unesco

Despite the progress made in recent decades, still today only one in three researchers globally is a woman. This persistent gender disparity is the result of the numerous barriers that female scientists continue to face, all of which can discourage girls from pursuing scientific careers and hinder the progress of women in the field.

On the occasion of the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science, this event will bring together Member States, accomplished and emerging scientists, stakeholders from the public and private sectors, UNESCO scientific networks and Chairs, as well as students. On the following topics:

  • Fostering Girls’ Interest in Science through Innovative Education in the Digital Age
  • Promoting Empowering Work Environments for Women in Science
    With the participation of Catherine Beaumont, Head of Equality and Non-Discrimination, INRAE.
  •  Inspiring Women and Girls in Science through Role Models and Mentors.

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