RI Bio Celebrates Women and Girls in Science!

February 11, 2022

UN Women is the United Nations organization delivering programmes, policies and standards that uphold women’s human rights and ensure that every woman and girl lives up to her full potential.

Today is the United Nation’s 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly! Its goal is to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality.

See some highlights of some amazing women and girls in science and their contributions to the life sciences.

Join the Movement

If you or someone you know is doing great things in science in and around Rhode Island, let us know by emailing [email protected]. We’re already starting on next year’s video!

BACKGROUND

On 22 December 2015, the General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish an annual International Day to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities. In welcoming the efforts of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other relevant organizations that support and promote the access of women and girls and their participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, training and research activities at all levels decided to proclaim 11 February of each year the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.