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Commemorating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science: for more public policies

Monday, February 8, 2021

Since 2015, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science has been commemorated every February 11th, a UN initiative that seeks to highlight inequality in science and technology disciplines and empower women in the key role they can play in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Although more women are gaining access to science and technology, at the current rate the gender gap will close by the year 2100.

In the words of Ana Sáenz: "I decided to honor the trust that women students had placed in us and do something to change things."

Friday, August 21, 2020

Ana Saenz leads the response to sexual harassment in the Guatemalan student community. The "Oliverio Castañeda de León" University Students Association (AEU) is the most important student organization in Guatemala and, in its more than one hundred years of history, has given a voice to the student community inside and outside the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. In 2018, I joined the AEU as its first Gender Secretary, a new role in responding to the specific demands and needs of women students.

UN Women provides tools to teachers to strengthen self-esteem in girls and young women

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Challenging stereotypes through education and providing tools to strengthen the self-esteem of adolescents and girls in educational institutions is the main objective behind the webinar series developed by the UN Women's Programme for Self-Esteem, which is supported by Unilever through its Dove brand.

Scoring for gender equality through sport

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sport has the power to transcend boundaries of sex, race, religion and nationality. It promotes health and wellness, improves self-esteem, and teaches leadership, team skills and perseverance. Women in sport defy gender stereotypes, make inspiring role models, and show men and women as equals. Seeing is one step closer to being.  Women are more visible in sport now than ever before: Of a total of 997 athletes, only 22 women competed, for the first...


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