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Albania marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science for the first time

Monday, February 12, 2018

In Albania, there are significant gaps in science, technology, engineering and math fields at graduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels. Girl students in Albania dominate the field of educational sciences, followed by health and welfare. However, they remain under-represented in STEM particularly because of social, cultural and gender norms. More

In the words of HRH Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite: “We need to encourage girls and young women to pursue science and stay in science careers”

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Her Royal Highness Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite is an Iraqi princess who defied royal protocol and became a medical doctor and a geneticist. Popularly known as the “Science Princess,” she holds advanced degrees in biomedical science, molecular biology, and genetics. She has used her passion and experience as a prominent doctor and scientist to advocate for more women in science and medicine, and for empowering women and girls to follow those paths and fight for equal pay. She is the Executive Director of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT), which is a partner of UN Women in Europe and Central Asia region. More

Moldovan women now say, “Yes, I code!”

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gender stereotypes still dictate and limit women’s career choices In Moldova, as in many other countries. Now, thanks to GirlsGoIT, a UN Women initiative, a digital industry that once largely bypassed women in Moldova, is no longer a missed opportunity for them. More

Saving lives through scientific research

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

As she mixes several chemical compounds in a test tube, she meticulously takes notes to make sure she is tracking each stage of the experiment. At this early stage in her research on silica nano-coating, each trial counts. At the age of 36, Asel Sartbaeva, one of the first internationally recognized female scientists from Central Asia, focuses on creating a way for vaccines to be transported without the expensive and challenging aspects of keeping them at lower temperatures. More

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