International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia joins the celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which seeks to make visible the scientific work of women and promote vocations in girls


Currently, women and girls encounter barriers of many types, sometimes very subtle, that make their presence in science difficult. This inequality is evident in the choice of studies by girls and it becomes more acute as they advance in scientific and technological careers. With the objective of achieving full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, on December 15, 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed February 11 of each year as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

The Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia has joined this initiative with a series of activities designed to make the work of women scientists visible, and to create feminine roles in the fields of science and engineering that promote practices that favor gender equality in the scientific field. Thus, on February 8 will take place an open day that will be attended by students of primary, secondary and high school and where our researchers and technologists will publicize their work and the objects they investigate.

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Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC)
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