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International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 - Thornhill School International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

Posted by Louise Meah at 11:30AM on 09 February 2021

On the 11th February 2021, the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly will be held at the United Nations Headquarters virtually. The theme for 2021: Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the critical role of women researchers in different stages of the fight against COVID-19, from advancing the knowledge on the virus, to developing techniques for testing, and finally to creating the vaccine against the virus. Against this backdrop, this year’s celebration of the Day will address the theme “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19” and will gather together experts working in fields related to the pandemic from different parts of the world. 

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This Day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. Gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO, and the support of young girls, their education and their full ability to make their ideas heard.  

Thornhill science department will once again be supporting the day, celebrating female scientists across our virtual lessons.  

  


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