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Global event: Women scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19

Online from Paris, France, 11 February 2021

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an awakening in many ways. It has clearly demonstrated the ingenuity of women researchers and their critical role 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.

Meanwhile, studies have shown that the COVID-19 pandemic has also had a significant negative impact on women scientists, particularly affecting those at early-career stages, thus widening the existing gender gap in science. This, again, reveals gender disparities in the scientific system, which need to be addressed by new policies, initiatives and mechanisms to support women and girls in science.

This roundtable will gather experts working in fields related to the pandemic from different parts of the world.

6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly: Beyond the Borders: Equality in Science for Society

Online from New York, United States, 11 February 2021

On behalf of the Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT), and Permanent Missions of Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Hungary, Kenya, Malta, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Slovenia -to the United Nations, it is an honour to invite you to participate at the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly.  

The Event is also co-sponsored by Permanent Missions of Costa Rica, Montenegro and San Marino -to the United Nations, as well as the African Union, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the World Intellectuals Property Organization (WIPO), and will be held at the United Nations HQ virtually on 11 February 2021.   

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