Let’s create safe spaces and give chances to girls

A young woman in a laboratory. Giving women equal opportunities to pursue Stem careers helps them to thrive. 

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What you need to know:

  • More room has been created for girls in recent years as efforts to ensure they go to school and complete their education bear fruit.
  • However, Unesco says less than 30 per cent of researchers are women and only 30 per cent of female students select Stem-related fields in college.

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11, the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognise girls’ rights and address their unique challenges. Enormous feats have been made by girls and women worldwide.


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