- Female students and employees are under-represented in STEM-related fields.
- On average, around 30% of the world’s researchers are women.
- Less than a third of female students choose to study higher education courses in subjects like math and engineering.
- Women working in STEM fields publish less and often receive less pay.
Science and gender equality are vital to the world reaching sustainable development goals, and in recent years much has been done to help inspire women and girls to study and work in technical fields. But women continue to be excluded from participating fully, according to the United Nations.
The UN has called on the global community to end this imbalance, and every year holds an International Day of Women in Science to help accomplish this goal.