Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science. 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 adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 (draft A/70/474/Add.2) declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Biodonostia joins today wholeheartedly into this event. As part of the activities organised for the date, some of the female members of the Oncology Area got together for a pretty pict, hoping to inspire new generations of females scientists.
Errr … some of the male members wanted also to join in, in a rather particular (Italian?) way.