Empowering Women in STEM is essential for achieving the UNSDGs 22/03
INWES, World Federation of Engineering Organisations, International Science Council
Women in power and decision-making, Women and the economy, Education and training of women, Institutional mechanisms
SDG4 – Quality Education, SDG5 – Gender Equality, SDG8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
Women and STEM (2019)
Very relevant as in the Netherlands & Europe women and girls in STEM education is still very low, although in the medical area it is improving rapidly. More female then men students at the Universities, however not yet visible the top medical professions.

Awareness, in GWI-NL we already organised a STEM Expert Meeting in 2017
The International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES), the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and the International Science Council (ISC) together represent women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across 100 nations.
Women engineers role models needed especially in Europe & North America and Africa. In Asia and the Middle East, the ratio of women engineers is much better. However, the gender gap in several stem (including health i.e medics) disciplines is very real in all disciplines and development levels. We must keep on engaging families and communities in promoting STEM career in girls, especially if contrary to cultural expectations and norms, engage females in exploring socio-scientific issues, promote social support for females, such as per networks and mentoring by more experience STEM researchers and professionals develop females’ STEM leadership, advocacy and communications skills. We need more STEM women included in management and senior positions (and not just symbolic) and not just roles but through pay, funding & access to resources.
Awareness, in GWI-NL we already organised a STEM Expert Meeting in 2017

Collaborations with (I)NGOs statements


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