International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Tuesday 11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

At present, less than 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women. According to UNESCO data (2014 - 2016), only around 30 per cent of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. 

So, with half of Clinpath's Pathologists and approximately 140 Scientist and Technical Officers on staff recognised as female... we’d like to acknowledge your contribution on this day. Of course, this doesn’t exclude or discount the contribution we all make.


To rise to the challenges of the 21st century, we need to harness our full potential. That requires dismantling gender stereotypes. On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s pledge to end the gender imbalance in science.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres


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 declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.



Related Observances

8 March: International Women's Day

11 October: International Day of the Girl Child

15 October: International Day of Rural Women

25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women