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. Unfortunately, women and girls
continued to be excluded from participating fully in science. According to a study
conducted in 14 countries, the probability for female students of graduating with a
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree in science-related field are 18%,
8% and 2% respectively, while the percentages of male students are 37%, 18% and 6%.
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,
the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 declaring 11
February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Realizing the importance and the needs of women and and girls higher
participation in science, Social Community Program for Urban Society (SCOPURS) and
Cesta 16 are taking the initiative to organize a month of International Day of Women and
Girls in Science 2019 celebration starting from 2 March to 2 April 2019.
The main purpose of this event was to allow students to get a experience
The conference is the international level and most in-depth STEM learning event