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Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

shutterstock 785425597shutterstock 785425597Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! BSHAA celebrate this day that recognises the essential role women and girls play in science and technology worldwide. Women have pioneered research into public health, treatments, vaccines and innovative technology. Women have been on front lines of the COVID-19 response as health care workers, scientists and researchers. 

UNESCO’s upcoming Science Report only 33% of researchers are women, despite the fact that they represent 45 and 55% of students at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels of study. The gender gap in science and technology still holds women back. New policies, support and initiatives are necessary to address the gender disparities within the scientific system.  

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