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INESC TEC celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

In 2016, the UN established the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated on the 11th of February. The goal is to give more visibility to women and to promote an equal access to science.

12th February 2018

This year we marked again the date at INESC TEC, with a group picture with some of our female researchers who wanted to be associated to the event.

In Portugal, women represent 45% of the total of researchers, but internationally only 30% of researchers are female – there are still many countries where equal access and women’s rights to science are not a given fact. At INESC TEC, around 25% of the collaborators are women.

Gender equality in science is one of the goals included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the UN. "We need to encourage and support girls and women to achieve their full potential as scientific researchers and innovators", stated António Guterres, UN’s Secretary-General.