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11/02/2017

‘The World Needs Science and Science Needs Women’ – UNESCO

Human Wrongs Watch

10 February 2017 – ‘Female engineers and computer programmers wanted,’ is the call from a new United Nations report that shows women are increasingly graduating with life science degrees, but still rare in engineering and computer science, especially in developed economies.

Students conducting a research at a university laboratory in Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Photo: Nafise Motlaq / World Bank | Source: UN News Centre

“An analysis of computer science shows a steady decrease in female graduates since 2000 that is particularly marked in high-income countries,” the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization found in its UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030, released on 9 february ahead of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, marked annually on 11 February.

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