International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb 11th

February 11, 2019 will mark the 4th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This day was recognized by the United Nations in light of the global need “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.”

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science. On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s change this narrative.

Join us in celebrating women and girls who are leading innovation and call for actions to remove all barriers that hold them back. Here is a collection of initiatives undertaken by partners of the Gender Gap in Science project to celebrate on this day.


  • Celebrations at the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene. Six Algerian scientists women will be honored during this event. Program of the day.

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Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

  • Online campaign to recognize women scientists who have been an inspiration to us. We invite you to use #IAdmire on any social media platform between now and Monday and let us know about one (or several) women scientists who you admire.

Intl Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019 - poster