Thursday, 11 February 2016

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of agreed development goals.  Unfortunately, women and girls continue 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 declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

In observance of this, the Library offers many excellent electronic resources including Elsevier's Science Direct, Thomson Reuter's Web of Science and Institute of Physics as well as a wealth of e-journals and e-books.

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