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Promoting Equality in Science

ICTP celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

09/02/2017 - Trieste

Why are there still fewer women than men in science? The reasons are many, ranging from the challenge of balancing family life and career to a lack of childcare support and role models.

Putting a spotlight on the challenges and opportunities for women scientists, ICTP hosted an exhibit and social media activities to support the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The event was co-organized by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD).

Members of the ICTP community were invited to view displays about women in science. ICTP’s Marie Curie Library staff were there with a selection of related books.

Photos of the event are here.