Women and Girls in Science have made significant progress over the years and have greatly contributed to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in their communities around the world. However, gender gap still persists, and it is of crucial importance to identify and solve the issues of gender inequality at all levels.
In December 2013, The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in which it recognized that women and girls’ participation in and ensuring full and equal access to science, technology, training, and education are a must to achieve women empowerment and gender equality. In December 2015, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science was established by the UN in recognition of tremendous role girls and women play in Science and Technology.
This year, the Day is dedicated to SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation, and is promoted under the theme of “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us".
On this day, we celebrate courageous women and girl leaders, activists, change-makers, innovators, pathbreakers and trailblazers. We, at the WSIS Forum 2022, are dedicated to the promotion of 50/50 gender balance participation and women empowerment. Our Repository of Women in Tech brings together individuals interested in achieving gender equality in and with the help of ICTs, identifies women speakers, creates space for networking, mentorship sessions and documentation of best practices.
This session is organized in the framework of WSIS TalkX and is aligned with WSIS Action Lines and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.