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ISSUE 25 - March 2019





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Towards Gender Equality: Girls’ Day at the Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences (page 23)
Figueiró, P.; Benítez, S.; Germano, A.

Summary

It is widely recognised that women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is encouraging worldwide efforts to overcome gender disparities, and the Girls’ Day at the Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences (MAST) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one such initiative. The event stimulates discussion on inequality in science, brings female scientists and young people together and inspires young women to pursue astronomy through communication and engagement activities.