Feb 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. In fact, gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, 11 February was adopted as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Below we highlight the various activities that partners of the Gender Gap in Science project are putting together on this occasion.


Kenitra, Morocco






Paris, France

London, UK

Melbourne, Australia

  • Women in STEMM afternoon tea to celebrate International of Women and Girls

In addition, the UNESCO and partner institutions extend their invitation to join the conversation by contributing to the social media campaign with posts tagged #ChooseScience. The OWSD extends their invitation via hashtag #Madforscience.

We welcome all initiatives to celebrate the advancement of Women and Girls in STEM fields and we will soon report on the outcome of these activities. Stay tuned!