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Supporting Gender Equality

ICTP to celebrate UN day for women in science

Supporting Gender Equality
Supporting Gender Equality


ICTP will be celebrating the UN's 2019 International Day of Women and Girls in Science with events at ICTP and in downtown Trieste. The International Day, which is officially celebrated on 11 February, puts a spotlight on the challenges that women scientists face and the benefits that equality can bring to everyone. Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed sustainable development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

ICTP will be involved in the following events:

  • Friday, 8 February, 18:30, Caffé Tommaseo (Piazza Nicolò Tommaseo, 4, Trieste): ICTP, OWSD and SISSA are hosting an event to celebrate the work of female scientists in Trieste, as well as the many inspirations that galvanized their careers in science. Following a brief introduction by OWSD Programme Coordinator Tonya Blowers, representatives of Trieste's science institutions will showcase their research to the general public in a science fair. There also will be activities for children as well as a participatory art exhibit through which attendees can show their support for gender equality in science. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Monday, 11 February, 10:00 to 11:00, Luigi Stasi Seminar Room, ICTP: Secondary-school students from Trieste schools will meet with ICTP scientists and post-docs for an interactive discussion and game related to science career challenges and opportunities.
  • Monday, 11 February, 10:00 to 11:30, ICTP Reading Room (next to bar), Leonardo Building: The participatory art exhibit introduced at Friday's public event will be completed and assembled. In addition, an exhibit of statistics regarding women in science will be displayed in the stairwell between the ICTP cafeteria and the first floor. Show your support for gender equality in science by taking part in this exciting event!