International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022

Gender equality is essential for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals. Yet, only 33% of researchers are women worldwide and account for just 28% of engineering graduates
11 February 2022 is International Women and Girls in Science day. It brings the opportunity to highlight this imbalance while promoting the great steps women in science and innovation have taken. 
As a UK development research funder, we want to promote full access to and participation in science for women and girls around the world. We are proud to invest in world-class projects and partnerships to reduce gender inequalities.
Learn more about our impact and hear from the women who continue to lead ground-breaking research and innovation and inspire future generations.

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Dr Marta Roca, a specialist in river hydraulics and morphology, tells us why her work is important and why it’s so valuable to get women & girls interested in STEM.

Promoting gender equality in research goes beyond empowering women

Gender equality and the empowerment of women are deeply intertwined, but to achieve gender equality we cannot focus on women alone. Tahrat Shahid, Gender Advisor and Challenge Leader for Food Systems at the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), shared her views on gender equality in research and innovation. 

Five reasons the pandemic won’t stop us talking about women in STEM

Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. Peru is no exception. Claudia Celis and Natalia Gima, Newton Fund Peru Officers, provide their insight into women working in STEM.