Less than 30% of researchers are women (UNESCO). In 2016, the United Nations declared February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in an effort to both engage and encourage greater participation of women and girls in the fields of science and technology.
Whether it is a lack of opportunity, gender stereotypes, gender biases, lack of access to education, or a combination of all these factors, the numbers are staggering when it comes to women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Providing opportunities for and engaging women and girls in science therefore, is as important as working towards mutual benefits for both women and men in the rural communities within which we work.
Developed in 2016, this campaign features a set of profiles of the #womeninscience who work on #gender. These profiles feature gender researchers from across the spectrum of gender research across the CGIAR system, from gender specialists to researchers from other disciplines who work on gender, including postdoctoral fellows.
Check out the campaign here.
Join the campaign on social media by tweeting @CGIAR #WomeninScience