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 11 there will be an open day that will be attended by students of primary and secondary education and in which our researchers, technologists and technicians will show their work.

IAA researchers also participate in activities in schools, on the initiatives for February 11 of the Spanish Society of Astronomy and the Square Kilometer Array and in the video "The CSIC grows with you", developed by the delegations of Andalusia and Extremadura of the Spanish National Research Council.

Finally, numerous screenings of the documentary "El enigma Agustina", developed by the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, have been organized throughout the national geography.

More info abour the February 11 in Spain:


Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC)
Unidad de Divulgación y Comunicación
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