UN / WOMEN GIRLS SCIENCE

11-Feb-2019 00:01:44
February 11th marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The theme for 2019 is “Investment in Women and Girls for Inclusive Green Growth,” and a two-day event began today at UN Headquarters in New York, bringing together global experts and leaders to evaluate the economic and social impact of women’s participation in science-based sustainable development programmes. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 11 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Tilt up, exterior United Nations headquarters

11 FEBRUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, conference room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Levey, 16-year old aspiring medical doctor:
“I envision a world where more girls become confident in themselves and realize that they, too, can be women in science. I envision a world where more men, women, boys and other girls encourage girls to pursue their dreams.”
4. Wide shot, conference room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite, Founder President of Women in Science International League and the Executive Director of the Royal Academy of Science International Trust:
“We cannot afford just people telling us that women in science are less than men. We are not inferior; we are equal.”
6: Medium shot, participants
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Inga Rhonda King, President of the Economic and Social Council:
“Promoting the participation of women and girls in science means changing mindsets, fighting gender stereotypes and biases that limit girls’ passion, expectations and professional goals since their early childhood.”
8. Wide shot, conference room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Helena Dalli, Minister of European Affairs and Equality, Malta:
“We must make the most of tools on popular social media platforms, among others, to show that science is not the domain of one gender.”
9. Wide shot, podium
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Geraldine Nason, Chairperson of the Commission on the Status of Women:
"There are examples of legions of women scientists throughout history who made very important scientific discoveries only, frankly – if you look this is easy to Google – to have had these discoveries attributed in some cases in some cases to their husbands and in many cases to their male colleagues.”
11. Wide shot, podium
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Anya Daneez Khan, girl in science:
“The reason we celebrate this Day is to make sure it becomes not a story about exceptional women but a norm that girls belong and succeed in science and technology.”
13. Wide shot, participants leaving conference room
STORYLINE
February 11th marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The theme for 2019 is “Investment in Women and Girls for Inclusive Green Growth,” and a two-day event began today (11 Feb) at UN Headquarters in New York, bringing together global experts and leaders to evaluate the economic and social impact of women’s participation in science-based sustainable development programmes.

The event featured a high-level panel focusing on the public-sector financing of science for green growth, investment to attract and retain high calibre women in science, and financing to ensure gender equality in science.

Addressing participants, 16-year old Julie Levey, an aspiring medical doctor, said she envisions a world where more girls realize that they can pursue a career in science. She said, “I envision a world where more men, women, boys and other girls encourage girls to pursue their dreams.”

Inga Rhonda King, President of the Economic and Social Council, said, “Promoting the participation of women and girls in science means changing mindsets, fighting gender stereotypes and biases that limit girls’ passion, expectations and professional goals since their early childhood.”

Anya Daneez Khan, a girl in the field of science, said “The reason we celebrate this Day is to make sure it becomes not a story about exceptional women but a norm that girls belong and succeed in science and technology.”

The United Nations General Assembly in 2015 declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve their empowerment as well as gender equality.
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