2019 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Commemorating the 4th International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the National Contact Centre for Gender and Science will celebrate the achievements of Czech as well as global women researchers of 2018.

The Centre will run a social media campaign aimed at informing and mobilizing the public, connecting women in science and supporters of women in science as well as inspiring young girls to pursue careers in science.

Between 4 – 11 February 2019 the Centre will publish posts about significant scientific achievements of women researchers in 2018. Anybody can join the campaign by posting achievements of women researchers in 2018, tagged #Zenyvevede #WomenInScience on Facebook / Twitter.

The Centre invites researchers, research institutes, universities and public to join the campaign!

The United Nations have proclaimed 11 February the International Day of Women and Girls in Science aiming to ensure full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. The resolution states that women continue to be excluded from participating fully in the economy even though representing half of the world’s population and that women have a vital role to play and a right to participate in sustainable development policies, programmes, and decision-making at all levels.