Women, Science and Sustainable Development

Last year, onInternational Day of Women and Girls in Science, the theme wasGender Equality and Parity in Science for Peace and Development’. This year, the international awareness day will focus on investing in women and girls in science for inclusive green growth.

Are Women the Answer to Sustainable Development?

From health to climate change, the encouragement of more women to pursue careers in science remains imperative, as the knowledge and expertise of both men and women are necessary to combat some of the greatest challenges on the list of Sustainable Development Goals, set out by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.

Women continue to be underrepresented in the science and technology workforce. According to studies carried out by the British Council, in early years, girls are not exposed to as many activities or toys that could spark an interest in STEM subjects. In school, girls often perform well across a range of subjects, giving them more options for the future. After university, girls can feel discouraged from entering the engineering industry or beginning a career in research, in fear that they will suffer discrimination in a male-dominated field.

From Katherine Johnson to Grace Hopper, history proves that female contributions not only contribute to research, but they also have the potential to increase economic growth, reduce poverty, ensure sustainable development in all countries, and spark innovation.

Let’s continue to invest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programmes and increase female exposure to STEM education, not only in an effort to remove barriers, but to fulfil SDG’s as promises need to be translated into action, before it’s too late.



Closing the gender gap in science is vital if we hope to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, under the 2030 agenda.

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